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Library Status by Province

(French version to come.)

Participating provinces:  Alberta | British Columbia | Manitoba | Nova Scotia | Northwest Territories | Nunavut | Saskatchewan | Yukon

Non-participating provinces: New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Ontario, Quebec, Prince Edward Island.

Service Change

As of October 2, 2017, every person in Canada with a print disability is be able to access the National Network for Equitable Library Service (NNELS) under the NNELS National Service Model.

NNELS is a vibrant, cross-jurisdiction, shared-service initiative built on a robust web platform. It was launched in 2013 in response to pressure to support public libraries with accessible-format materials. The vision was, and is, for Canadians with print disabilities to have access to the same books and information as everyone else, through libraries. NNELS began with 5,000 books, and has since grown to 30,000 items through production, purchasing, and exchange.



1. Live with NNELS: eligible patrons may log in directly with library cards.

Calgary Public Library

Chinook Arch Regional Library System

Edmonton Public Library

Fort Saskatchewan Public Library

Marigold Library System

Northern Lights Library System

Parkland Regional Library

Peace Library System

Red Deer Public Library

St. Albert Public Library

Strathcona County Library

Wood Buffalo Regional Library

Yellowhead Regional Library

2. Future Connection: eligible patrons may apply for manual accounts.

Andrew Public Library

Lloydminster Public Library

Mackenzie County Libraries (Fort Vermilion, La Crete, Zama)

Veteran Municipal Library


British Columbia

1. Live with NNELS: eligible patrons may log in directly with library cards.

Alert Bay Public Library

Beaver Valley Public Library

Bowen Island Public Library

Burns Lake Public Library

Cariboo Regional District Library

Castlegar Public Library

Chetwynd Public Library

Creston Public Library

Elkford Public Library

Fernie Heritage Library

Fort Nelson Public Library

Fort St James Library

Fort St John Public Library

Fraser Lake Library

Fraser Valley Regional Library

Galiano Island Community Library

Gibsons District Public Library

Grand Forks Public Library

Granisle Public Library

Greater Victoria Public Library

Greenwood Public Library

Hazelton District Public Library

Houston Public Library

Hudson’s Hope Public Library

Invermere Public Library

Kaslo Public Library

Kimberley Public Library

Kitimat Public Library

Lillooet Public Library

Mackenzie Public Library

Mayne Island Library

McBride Public Library

Midway Public Library

Nakusp Public Library

Nelson Public Library

New Westminster Public Library

North Vancouver City Library

North Vancouver District Public Library

Okanagan Regional Library

Pemberton & District Public Library

Pender Island Library

Port Moody Public Library

Pouce Coupe Public Library

Powell River Public Library

Prince George Public Library

Prince Rupert Public Library

Radium Hot Springs Public Library

Rossland Public Library

Salmo Public Library

Salt Spring Island Public Library

Saturna Island Library

Sechelt Public Library

Smithers Public Library

Sparwood Public Library

Squamish Public Library

Stewart Public Library

Surrey Public Library

Taylor Public Library

Terrace Public Library

Thompson-Nicola Regional District Library (Live October 2015)

Tumbler Ridge Library

Valemount Public Library

Vancouver Island Regional Library

Vanderhoof Public Library

West Vancouver Memorial Library

Whistler Public Library


2. Coming Soon: eligible patrons may apply for manual accounts.

Burnaby Public Library

Coquitlam Public Library

Cranbrook Public Library

Dawson Creek Public Library

Penticton Public Library

Richmond Public Library

Trail and District Public Library

Vancouver Public Library



1. Live with NNELS: eligible patrons may log in directly with library cards.

Border Regional Library

Boissevain & Morton Regional Library

Bren Del Win Centennial Library

Manitou Regional Library

Bibliothèque Père-Champagne Library

Portage la Prairie Regional Library

Russell & District Regional Library

Bibliothèque Somerset Library

Bibliothèque Saint Claude Library

Brandon University

Glenwood & Souris Regional Library

Parkland Regional Library

Shilo Community Library

University College of the North Libraries

South Central Regional Library

South Interlake Regional Library

Western Manitoba Regional Library

Winnipeg Public Library


2. Eligible patrons may apply for manual accounts.

Bette Winner Public Library

Bibliothèque Allard Regional Library

Bibliothèque Montcalm Library

Bibliothèque Ritchot Library

Bibliothèque Saint-Joachim Library

Bibliothèque Ste Anne Library

Bibliothèque Taché Library

Boyne Regional Library

Brokenhead River Regional Library

Churchill Public Library

Emerson Public Library

Evergreen Regional Library

Flin Flon Public Library

Headingley Municipal Library

Jake Epp Library

Jolys Regional Library

Lac Du Bonnet Regional Library

Lakeland Regional Library

Lakeland Regional Library Cartwright Branch

Leaf Rapids Public Library

Louise Library

Lynn Lake Centennial Library

Minnedosa Regional Library

North Norfolk-MacGregor Regional Library

Northwest Regional Library

Pauline Johnson Library

Peguis First Nation Public Library

Pinawa Public Library

Prairie Crocus Regional Library

Rapid City Regional Library

Gaynor Family Regional Library

Reston District Library

RM of Argyle Public Library

Snow Lake Community Library

Southwestern Manitoba Regional Library

Springfield Public Library

The Pas Regional Library

Thompson Public Library

Valley Regional Library

Victoria Municipal Library


Nova Scotia

All public libraries live with NNELS: eligible patrons may log in directly with library cards.

Northwest Territories

All public libraries live with NNELS: eligible patrons may log in directly with library cards.


Eligible Nunavummiut may apply for manual accounts.


All public libraries live with NNELS: eligible patrons may log in directly with library cards.


Eligible Yukon residents may apply for manual accounts.

Updated: 20 December 2017