Richmond Public Library has a wide range of programs and services that offer opportunities for all community members, including people with disabilities, to learn, connect and experience a sense of belonging in Richmond. Through its work with the City and community partners, the Library continues to advance barrier-free access and accessibility of both its digital and physical collections, customer experience and services and employment practices.

The Library is committed to fostering welcoming and supportive spaces that are equitable and inclusive for people of all ages and abilities to enjoy.

Richmond Accessibility Plan 2023-2038

The draft plan of the Richmond Accessibility Plan was approved in principle by City Council on October 23, 2023. Additional engagement with the public will be held throughout November 2023 to provide further opportunities to provide feedback on accessibility in Richmond and the draft plan.

The Richmond Accessibility Advisory Committee

The Richmond Accessibility Advisory Committee acts as a resource and provides advice to City Council to support the advancement of accessibility in the city, so people with disabilities are able to participate fully in all aspects of community life. The library is a member representative on this committee. More details about this committee can be found here:


At the Library

Accessible Collections

Books and media in various formats for customers with print disabilities.

Home Services

Learn about our Home Services.


Let us know your suggestions, and comments.

Grow with Babytime

Inclusive, development-focused babytime program and discussion.

Sensory Kits

Kits intended to support customers with a variety of sensory needs.

Tots & Tea

Inclusive, development-focused babytime program and discussion.

Local Resources

City of Richmond Accessibility & Poverty Reduction

The Accessibility and Poverty Reduction section works to identify and remove barriers to participation so the City’s built environment, programs and services are open, accessible and appropriate for everyone, regardless of means or ability.

Aspire Richmond

Aspire Richmond provides programs and services for infants with special needs, and children and adults with developmental disabilities.

Richmond Centre for Disability

RCD is a not-for-profit community based resource centre supporting independent living for people with disabilities.

Developmental Disabilities Association

The Developmental Disabilities Association maximizes the potential of individuals with developmental disabilities and their families through life-long programs, supports, and advocacy.

Provincial Resources

Vancouver Coastal Health Services & Resources

Access safe, quality health care services and information to support your health and well-being.


The Social Planning and Research Council of B.C. advances social justice and inclusion.

BC Accessibility Hub

The BC Accessibility Hub assists organizations, disability groups, and individuals with disabilities to make BC more accessible and inclusive.

Accessibility Supports and Services

Find services and supports for people with disabilities.

Federal Resources

Accessibility Resource Centre

Federal resources and tools to help improve accessibility for people with disabilities.

Accessibility Resources

Accessibility resources and guidelines prepared and shared by Accessibility Standards Canada.

Accessibility Canada Act

Accessibility standards and regulations.

Council of Canadians with Disabilities

A national human rights organization of people with disabilities working for an accessible and inclusive Canada.

Canadian Disability Resources Society

The Canadian Disability Resources Society is a non-profit organization dedicated to empowering Canadians with disabilities, their caregivers, and the professionals who support them.

Accessibility Resources for Adults

Disability Visibility

Wong, Alice

Mean Baby

Blair, Selma

Demystifying Disability

Ladau, Emily

Sipping Dom Pérignon Through A Straw

Ndopu, Eddie

Crip up the Kitchen

Sherred, Jules

Dyslexia and Me

Udokporo, Onyinye

Accessibility Resources for Children

Come Over to My House

Hull, Eliza

A Day With No Words

Hammond, Tiffany

We Move Together

Fritsch, Kelly

Show Me A Sign

LeZotte, Ann Clare

The Awesome Autistic Go-to Guide

Purkis, Yenn


Man, Chella