Accessible Audiobook Collection
What is this collection?
This collection provides audiobooks to patrons with a perceptual disability (also called a print disability), in addition to the library’s regular audiobook collection.
To follow Canadian copyright law, these items are only available to customers with perceptual disabilities.
What is a perceptual disability?
According to the Canadian Copyright Act, a perceptual disability means any disability that prevents or inhibits a person from reading a book in its original format. This can include visual disabilities, comprehension disabilities, or difficulty holding or moving physical books.
How do I use this collection?
You must register to borrow from this collection. Registration includes a self-declaration that you have a perceptual disability. The library does not require any proof of this disability at registration.
Items in this collection can be placed on hold and sent to any Richmond Public Library location. They can also be accessed through our Home Services Delivery, for customers who are not able to visit the library in person.
Richmond Public Library is also a member of CELA
(Centre for Equitable Library Access) and NNELS
(National Network for Equitable Library Service). These services provide additional accessible collections for customers, including digital audiobooks, e-books, and braille. Library staff can register you for these services.
For any questions or more information about the Accessible Audiobook Collection or Home Services Delivery, please call 604-231-6406 or email firstname.lastname@example.org