Digital Library Services

Centre for Equitable Library Access (CELA)

Centre for Equitable Library Access LOGOThe Centre for Equitable Library Access (CELA) is Canada’s most comprehensive accessible reading service, providing books and other materials to Canadians with print disabilities in the format of their choice. Options include audiobooks on CD, printed braille, and digital formats. CELA provides access to professionally produced titles to provide people with print disabilities with a quality library experience.

CELA’s collection of free accessible formats is available to all ECRL users with a print disability. The first step toward accessing the CELA collection is to register for a library card. Register online, visit your nearest library branch, or call ECRL’s Regional Office at 1-855-787-7323 for assistance.

Once they have a library card, anyone with a print disability can register for CELA at using their library card number. Or contact CELA directly at 1-855-655-2273 for registration assistance.

Accessing the CELA Collection

Once your account is confirmed, you will be given access to the collection within 5 business days. There are two ways to access the CELA collection:

Using the CELA website, you can download items using the internet. You can use your computer, tablet, or smartphone to read, watch, and listen. You can also use the CELA website to download and transfer these items to their DAISY reader, Dolphin EasyReader, or another accessible device. CELA provides helpful tutorials to help users download and transfer books, magazines, and newspapers:

You can also choose to have audio CD’s or Braille delivered directly to their home through the mail. Visit to learn more.