Accessible Collections

The library has a wide range of materials in accessible formats. Toronto Public Library card holders with print disabilities can also access the Centre for Equitable Library Access (CELA) collection.

Print materials

All library branches have equipment such as book stands, magnifiers and full-spectrum lamps to make print materials more accessible. Some branches also have more specialized equipment such as computers with screen reader software. Visit Accessibility at Library Branches for details.

In addition, we offer the following accessible print formats:

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eBooks & digital publications

Streaming videos are no longer available through OverDrive as of September 1, 2022. This includes the Stories in Sign collection.

We offer ebooks, digital magazines, and digital newspapers on several different platforms. Many of these resources have settings you can adjust, such as font size.

For a list of digital collections, visit eBooks & Online Content and Articles & Online Research.

Browse all ebooks

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Audiobooks

Download audiobooks to listen to on a computer, DAISY player or mobile device, or borrow physical audiobook formats.

Many audiobooks have listening settings you can change, such as playback speed.

Browse all audiobooks

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Music & video

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Centre for Equitable Library Access (CELA) Collection

Toronto Public Library partners with the Centre for Equitable Library Access (CELA) to provide additional accessible collections to customers with print disabilities and professionals who work with people with print disabilities.

CELA has a growing collection of 700,000 items for all ages, including:

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