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.

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  • 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

Click here to sign up, or call the library at 250-365-6611 to get help registering for this service.

Click here to log in to CELA.


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.


Click here to go to our page for NNELS.