Centre for Equitable Library Access (CELA)

The Centre for Equitable Library Access (CELA) collection is Canada’s largest collection of alternative format books and online resources for people who have difficulty reading print due to a visual, physical or learning disability.

The collection includes Canadian content and materials in both English and French such as:

  • Books and magazines in audio, DAISY discs, DAISY digital, eText and braille formats
  • More than 50 community, national and international newspapers
  • Children’s picture books with braille
  • Other resources for all ages and interests

Who's eligible

Access to the CELA collection is available to people with perceptual disabilities, such as a:

  • Learning disability (impairments relating to comprehension)
  • Physical disability (the inability to hold or turn the pages of a book)
  • Visual disability (severe or total loss of sight, inability to focus or move one’s eyes)

Register for CELA

To register for CELA you’ll need a Mississauga Library card. Email CELA.Registration@mississauga.ca to register or to get more information about the program.

Using the CELA collection

You can access books and magazines online or download them to a mobile device or DAISY player. Audio CDs or braille can be sent to your local library or mailed to you directly.