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CELA 

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In partnership with CELA, Greater Sudbury Public Library offers a collection of over 230 000 books, magazines, newspapers, and described videos in a choice of formats for people with a print disability.

  • Lots of choice including current bestsellers, award-winners, and classics.
  • Fiction, non-fiction, self-help, business, and more.
  • Books for kids, teens, and adults.
  • Books in audio, braille, or accessible e-book formats.
  • Download books or receive home delivery by mail

Eligibility

Access to the CELA collection is available to people who are unable to read conventional print due to a disability, which includes:

  • Learning disability: an impairment relating to comprehension.
  • Physical diability: 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.

How to sign up for CELA

  • You must have a valid Greater Sudbury Public Library card. If you don't have a valid Greater Sudbury Public Library card find out how you can get one.
  • With a valid GPSL library card, you may contact your local library branch and a staff member will fill out the online registration form with you. Alternatively, you may contact the Main Library at 705-673-1155, x4750.

Access to the collection is offered in a number of ways

  • Download books to your computer or mobile device, such as an iPhone.
  • Download books to a DAISY player over a wireless connection without using a computer.
  • Receive audio CDs, Braille, or described movies through your local branch or by mail directly to your home.   

DAISY Audio Books

DAISY audio books allow you to read an audio book the same way you would read a print book. You can read a book from start to finish by just pressing play, or you also can skip from section to section, use bookmarks and look things up in the index.  A specialized player such as the VICTOR Reader is required to play DAISY audiobooks (see the next section for more information).

To order DAISY audiobooks:

  • You must have a valid Greater Sudbury Public Library card. If you don't have a valid Greater Sudbury Public Library card find out how you can get one.
  • Register for a CELA membership at your local library with a staff member using your Greater Sudbury Public Library Card.
  • Once approved, you can order the Daisy audio books from CELA. These audio books are sent from CELA directly to your home address within a few days. CELA also provides the option to download DAISY disks through the internet.

Victor Readers

Victor Readers are required to play specialized audio formats such as DAISY audio books. The Greater Sudbury Public Library has several Victor Readers that can be borrowed for a period of three weeks in order to try the device. We also offer several collections of DAISY audio books that can be borrowed with the Victor Reader machines. Each collection represents a different genre and current genres include romance, western, mystery, non-fiction, and general fiction.

To borrow a Victor Reader or a DAISY audio book collection:

  • You must have a valid Greater Sudbury Public Library card. If you don't have a valid Greater Sudbury Public Library card find out how you can get one.
  • Place a hold through our online catalogue for a Victor Reader and/or a sample DAISY audio book. Alternatively, we can assist you with placing holds on these items if you contact your local library branch.
  • Once a hold has been placed and the item is available for borrowing you will need to visit your nearest branch to pick it up.

There are subsidies available to purchase Victor Readers through the Ministry of Health & Long Term Care Assistive Devices Program. If you would like to purchase your own Victor Reader complete the online application for the Assistive Devices Program