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The 2024 Canada Reads Short List

CBC Canada Reads have announced their short list, and this year, the great Canadian book debate is looking for one book to carry us forward. This years finalists are about finding the resilience and the hope needed to carry on and keep moving forward. Read more about the finalists 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.

  • Follow the lives of Lisa and Theo and their family and friends through this 5- stories-in-1 "high-low" book*. The text is in the form of read-aloud dialogues to model...
  • Follow the lives of Lisa and Theo and their family and friends through this 5- stories-in-1 "high-low" book*. The text is in the form of read-aloud dialogues to model...
  • Follow the lives of Lisa and Theo and their family and friends through this 5- stories-in-1 "high-low" book*. The text is in the form of read-aloud dialogues to model...

Canada Reads 2022

  • It's 1956, and six-year-old Eddie Toma lives with his mother, Grace, and his little brother, Lewis, near the Salmon...
  • Set in 1999 Japan, Satellite Love is a heartbreaking and beautifully unconventional debut novel about a girl, a boy,...
  • Set on five continents and spanning decades, We Two Alone traces the arc and evolution of the Chinese immigrant...