CELA & Daisy

WPL is proud to be offering DAISY books on CD and 200,000+ accessible books through CELA online.
For when reading is difficult because of:

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

A WPL CELA membership is required to borrow this material.

Let us help you to sign up for this special service. It only takes minutes to get your card and you will be able to borrow books in accessible formats.

Centre for Equitable Library Access (CELA)

Waterloo Public Library provides Waterloo residents with print disabilities access to a collection of over 200,000 items in accessible formats through the Centre for Equitable Library Access (CELA).

CELA’s bilingual collection includes a broad range of Fiction and Non-Fiction materials for readers of all ages, including:

  • books and magazines in audio, e-text and Braille formats
  • newspapers in e-text
  • described videos
  • children’s picture books with Braille added (print braille)

CELA membership is available to those with temporary or permanent print disabilities, as defined under the Copyright Modernization Act, 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.

Registered CELA members can access materials in the CELA collection by mail delivery service or by downloading digital formats from the CELA web site directly to their computer, mobile device, or DAISY player.

If you are a Waterloo resident with a print disability and would like to find out more about CELA, please contact Sandra Wright in Outreach Services at  519-886-1310 ext. 186 visit the CELA website or email celaregistration@wpl.ca.