Services

Register for an accessible service

Accessible Services provides services to library users of all ages with print disabilities by providing them with specialized services, collections and equipment.

Eligibility

  • To use the accessible services and collections, print-disabled patrons must have a Yukon Public Libraries card
  • A print disability is a visual, physical or learning disability that prevents you from reading conventional print
  • Contact your local library, call 867-667-3668 or email Whitehorse Public Library to register.


Accessible Services available

  • CELA - 500,000 items available, including books, magazines, newspapers and described videos in a variety of formats including audio, e-text, downloadable and braille formats.
  • NNELS - wide-range of popular fiction and non-fiction audiobooks and digital books in multiple formats.
  • Bookshare - over 500,000 ebook titles, including New York Times bestsellers, novels, children's books, mysteries, science fiction, non-fiction, foreign-language books and more.
  • CELA Educator Access - for educational institutions.
  • Extended access - patrons can request this and have a longer loan period (except for high-demand items).
  • Interlibrary loan - items and formats not carried by Yukon Public Libraries are available through this program.


Collections available

  • Audiobooks - available from the Yukon Public Library collection on CDs and DAISY CDs and CNIB audio tapes
  • Braille books - available from CELA
  • Described DVDs - available from Yukon Public Libraries
  • eBooks - available from OverDrive, NNELS, CELA and BookShare
  • Large print - books with a 14 point font size or higher are available in Yukon Public Libraries
  • Magazines and newspapers - available from Yukon Public Libraries and CELA

Contact your local library, call 867-667-3668 or email Whitehorse Public Library for more information.


Delivery options

Materials can be picked up at your local library by you or by someone you designate. CELA can also send materials directly to your home, including DAISY audiobooks on CD, described movies and braille.

Contact your local library, call 867-667-3668 or email Whitehorse Public Library for delivery.


Equipment

  • DAISY Player - a digital talking book, available to borrow from Yukon Public Libraries
  • Hand-held magnifying glass

Contact your local library, call 867-667-3668 or email Whitehorse Public Library to use this equipment.