General Accessibility

  • Wheelchair accessible service desks, washrooms and family washroom
  • Service animals and service animals in training are welcome
  • Automatic doors at entrance
  • Elevators
  • Accessible Catalogue Search computer
  • Accessible Self-Check stations
  • Computer workstations are wheelchair accessible

Blind and low-vision customers

  • Magnifying sheets and illuminated handheld magnifiers
  • JAWS for Windows - reads on screen text aloud
  • Kurzweil 1000 - converts scanned text into speech and reads it aloud
  • ZoomText - computer screen magnification software
  • Large Print keyboard
  • CCTV Magnifying System 

Library Collections

  • Large Print books
  • Books on CD for adults, young adults and children
  • eBooks and eAudiobooks
  • Closed-captioned DVDs
  • Braille books available through Interlibrary Loan

Accessible Library Materials via CELA

The Woodstock Public Library is partnered with the Center for Equitable Library Access (CELA), Canada's most comprehensive accessible reading service, providing books and other materials to Canadians with print disabilities due to low vision or blindness, physical disabilities, and learning disabilities like dyslexia.

CELA can provide:

  • 500,000+ accessible titles in audio, braille or accessible e-book formats.
  • Award winners, best sellers and classics from all genres.
  • Free DAISY apps for iOS and Android devices.

Click here for more information about CELA

Please contact the Library at 519-539-4801 to enroll with CELA.

accessible computer library

Homebound Service

If you are homebound, either temporarily or for a longer term, for reasons of health or mobility, the library can help keep you supplied with books to read or movies to watch. Our librarians are happy to select material on your behalf and to have it ready for pickup by a family member, friend or caregiver.

For more information about this service, view Homebound Service or contact our Reference staff at 519-539-4801.

Do you require documents in Accessible Formats or Communication Supports?

Arrangements can be made for accessible formats and communications support at no additional cost upon request in a format that takes a person's disability into account. If you require any library documents in accessible formats or communication support, please contact the Library at 519-539-4801.