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The 2023 Governor General’s Literary Award Winners

Congratulations to this year's Governor General’s Literary Award Winners! From the hundreds of submissions come fourteen outstanding books in seven categories and both official languages. Read more about the winners here!

Jamie Oliver Braille Publishing Milestone for Readers and Cooks of All Ages

We are thrilled to announce the upcoming simultaneous print and release of two brand-new books by Jamie Oliver! Thanks to a partnership between the author, Penguin Random House Canada, and NNELS, a digital and physical braille edition of each book will publish simultaneously on November 14. Read more about the project and books here!

Accessible COVID-19 Information

(Updated monthly) Everyone should have access to current COVID-19 information. NNELS has produced accessible versions of key charts and graphs, and has compiled links to resources to accessible information that are updated regularly. Check it out the Covid-19 information page here!

Accessible COVID-19 Rapid Testing Instructions

The National Network for Equitable Library Service (NNELS) is pleased to offer accessible COVID-19 Rapid Testing Instructions for blind and low vision individuals in alternative formats. Learn more about the Rapid testing instructions here!

Looking for a Book?

Fulfilling reader requests for books in alternate formats is an important part of what we do! If you live in a NNELS territory or province, you can make requests anytime: log in, search for a book, and you'll find the request form on every page of search results.

Books in accessible formats for Canadians with print disabilities: produced by request, delivered by public libraries, and available across the country.

To get started, please search for your library, contact your nearest librarian, or drop us a line.

Canada Reads 2022

  • NEW YORK TIMES EDITORS' CHOICE -GOOD MORNING AMERICA BUZZ PICK -From the bestselling author of Mexican Gothic comes...
  • When two English brothers arrive at a Barbados sugar plantation, they bring with them a darkness beyond what the slaves...
  • Taken from their families when they are very small and sent to a remote, church-run residential school, Kenny, Lucy,...