CELA Library Service

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Centre for Equitable Library Access Collection

The Castlegar & District Public Library offers a collection of over 230,000 books, magazines, newspapers and described videos in a choice of formats for people with a print disability.


  • Lots of choice including current bestsellers, award-winners and classics
  • Fiction, non-fiction, self-help, business and more
  • Books for kids, teens and adults
  • Books in audio, braille or accessible e-book formats
  • Download books or receive home delivery by mail



Access to the CELA collection is available to people who are unable to read conventional print due to a disability, which includes:


Learning disability: an impairment relating to comprehension

Physical disability: the inability to hold or manipulate a book

Visual disability: severe or total impairment of sight or the inability to focus or move one’s eyes.


How to sign up for CELA

Go to https://signup.celalibrary.ca/ to sign up, or call the library at 250-365-6611 to get help registering for this service.


Access to the collection is offered in a number of ways

  • Download books to your computer or mobile device, such as an iPhone
  • Download books to a DAISY player over a wireless connection without using a computer
  • Receive audio CDs, Braille or described movies through your local branch or by mail directly to your home.


The CELA website can be found at: www.celalibrary.ca