Accessibility Services is here to help you access library materials.

We offer:

  • home delivery to eligible patrons
  • specialized collections for print disabilities
  • assistive technology
  • a range of other services

We work with you to meet your needs through specialized collections for print disabilities and equipment.

Books, media & equipment:

Assistive Technology Station with:

  • JAWS screen reading software
  • Kurzweil 3000 optical character recognition software (transfer print items to computer readable script)
  • ZoomText magnifier and reader
  • Large print keyboard
  • Touch screen monitor

Assistive Technology Stations are also available at Guildford and Semiahmoo

What is a print disability?

Any disability that stops a person from reading print in its original format including:

  • serious to complete sight impairment
  • the inability to hold or manipulate a book
  • an impairment relating to comprehension

Not sure if you qualify? Ask us.

Home Delivery Volunteers

Accessibility Services is looking for volunteers in the City Centre and Cloverdale areas. Home Delivery Volunteers are responsible for delivering library materials to homes and care centres.

Volunteers need to:

  • enjoy working with people
  • have enthusiasm for books and reading
  • be able to interact with seniors and persons with special needs with respect

Find out more

Regular Hours  
Monday 9:00am - 4:00pm
Tuesday 9:00am - 8:00pm
Wednesday 9:00am - 8:00pm
Thursday 9:00am - 4:00pm
Friday 9:00am - 4:00pm

Call ahead for Saturday appointments.

Holiday closures

Online Resources

Read or listen to books on the go for those with print or audio disabilities.

See a full list of our online resources.