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Inclusion, Accessibility, and Literacy: Expanding the National Network for Equitable Library Service

(December 3, 2020) NNELS has received federal funding through the SDPP-D to support our work to improve equity in access and services for Canadian readers with print disabilities. Read about it here!

Testing Accessibility & Preventing Barriers in Library Reading Apps

(October 6, 2020) One of the tasks of the NNELS Accessibility Testers is to evaluate and test reading applications like Libby, PressReader, and more. Read more about this project, as well as its impact, in this story!

First Nations Communities Read 2020

(September 25, 2020) The 2020 winners of the First Nations Communities Read award have been announced! Read more about the contest and winners, and check out our collection of the winners and other nominees!

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.

  • Presents a diverse collection of stories about the joys and struggles of immigrant women living in Canada. Often bringing with them the shadow of war and the guilt of leaving, the...
  • Based on real events, this is a miraculous story of a boy who befriends a famous elephant during a race against time and villains! When young pickpocket Danny accidentally buys an...
  • In the bestselling tradition of The Scarlatti Inheritance and The Rheineman Exchange, a compelling thriller in which one man's actions can change the course of history. In...

Scotiabank Giller Prize shortlist 2020!

  • "Some secrets never die... Priya and Alexandra have moved from the city to a picturesque countryside town. What...
  • After her mother’s sudden death, Karen finds herself back in her childhood home in Nova Scotia for the first time...
  • "From the streets of Danang, where a boy falls in with an American missionary, to the Canadian prairies, where an...