Wasaga Beach Public Library endeavours to provide equitable access to library facilities, materials and services to all members of the community. The library strives to meet all Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) standards. Whenever possible, accommodations will be made that enable library users with disabilities to obtain, use and benefit from goods or services provided by the library.

Accessible Services

The library offers specialized accessible services for community members including:
  • Books on Wheels Delivery Service: Residents who do not have the means to visit the library due to disabilities, illness or mobility challenges can have collection items delivered to their homes once per month.
  • Centre for Equitable Library Access (CELA) Service: The library collaborates with CELA to provide books and other materials to Canadians with visual, cognitive or physical disabilities. Through the library, members can gain access to materials in different easy-to-read formats.

Accessible Collection Items

WBPL develops and maintains accessible collections in a variety of formats:
  • Large Print: Books are available with 16 or 18 point font size for easier reading.
  • Audiobooks: Books recorded on CDs can be played on typical CD players.
  • DAISY (Digital Accessible Information System) Reader and Books: A specially designed device with easy-to-use large controls is available to borrow along with a selection of books recorded on DAISY compact discs.
  • Playaway Devices: Books are recorded on a small device that can be listened to using earbuds or by plugging the device into a speaker system.
  • Downloadable E-books: Members can access a large selection of online books to be read to digital devices including e-readers, tablets, phones or computers. The font size can be enlarged on all of these devices.
  • Downloadable Audiobooks: Members can access a selection of online audiobooks that can be listened to on their digital devices.