Library Accessibility Committee - Join Today!

We are joining the Government of Nova Scotia and many organizations across the province to make our spaces inclusive and barrier-free. We are looking for individuals of varying abilities to form our Library Accessibility Committee. This committee helps shape our accessibility policies and practices. Together, we can make the library a place for everyone.

The Library Accessibility Committee represents Annapolis Valley Regional Library, Cape Breton Regional Library, Colchester-East Hants Library, Cumberland Public Libraries, Eastern Counties Regional Library and Western Counties Regional Library. The committee will advise senior management on all matters of accessibility. Members will draw from their experiences, consult with their community, and monitor our success. We will meet virtually approximately 4-5 times per year. This is a paid volunteer position.

Apply now!

You can submit your application online or in person. The application form consists of questions about your interest in the committee and personal experiences that may inform your participation. If you have any questions, please email Lisa at Please visit your local library if you require a printed application form or assistance completing the online application form. Our staff will be
happy to help you.

The application deadline is August 31, 2023.

Interregional Advisory Committee for Library Accessibility (IACLA) 

The Interregional Advisory Committee for Library Accessibility (IACLA) provides advice to the Annapolis Valley Regional Library (AVRL), Cape Breton Regional Library (CBRL), Colchester East Hants Public Library (CEHPL), Cumberland Public Libraries (CPL), Eastern Counties Regional Library (ECRL), and Western Counties Regional Library (WCRL) on identifying, preventing and eliminating barriers to people with disabilities in programs, services, initiatives and facilities. At least one half of the members of the advisory committee have a disability or represent an organization that represents people with disabilities. The committee plays a pivotal role in helping the participating regional libraries become accessible, in compliance with Nova Scotia’s Accessibility Act (2017).

View the IACLA's Terms of Reference here.

The Interregional Advisory Committee for Library Accessibility (IACLA) Activity Report for 2022-23 is now available. Access the report in PDF or MP3 formats.



Accessible reading materials, including Large Print and Audiobook formats, are available to all library users.

Eligible Eastern Counties Regional Library users can access services offered by the Centre for Equitable Library Access (CELA) and National Network for Equitable Library Service (NNELS)


Contact Us

Please use our Accessibility Contact Form to contact us regarding your thoughts and concerns about accessibility. 

We need your help in identifying, preventing, and eliminating barriers to people with disabilities in our services, initiatives, and facilities. If you, or someone you know, is dealing with a barrier to service please let us know. This information will help us to improve. Our goal is to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to use the library.