Libraries are for everyone. Yukon Public Libraries provide free accessible services to Yukon residents with visual, hearing, mobility, and learning disabilities that prevents them from reading conventional print.
- Visit your local library and sign up for a library card. Educators and support workers can get an institutional account.
- Self-register for Center for Equitable Library Access (CELA) and National Network for Equitable Library Services (NNELS).
Contact your local library with any questions.
- DAISY players
- Folding book stands
- MP3 players
- Hand-held magnifying glasses
- Portable hearing loops
- Seasonal Affect Disorder (SAD) lamps
- iPads with accessibility apps
- Noise-canceling headphones
- Desktop video magnifier with text-to-speech technology
- Assistive computer stations with:
- Height-adjustable table
- Large print keyboard
- Large touchscreen monitor
- BIGTrack Trackball mouse
- Portable CD/DVD player
- Windows 10 with Ease of Access options for improved accessibility
- Leather-padded office chair with armrest
Most of the equipment was purchased through the Enabling Accessibility Fund grant from the Government of Canada.
- Center for Equitable Library Access (CELA). This includes more than 500,000 titles including best sellers, popular magazines, In English and French. You can also access 700,000 books from Bookshare.
- National Network for Equitable Library Services (NNELS). This includes 35,000 titles in English, French, Indigenous and International languages.
- OverDrive This includes over 5,000 eBooks and audiobooks.
- Online databases include collections of Canadian magazines, newspapers, newswires and reference books. There are also readers’ advisory and book club discussion guides. Learn some tips on navigating these databases.
Contact CELA and NNELS to request titles that are not available in alternative formats.
- Search the library catalogue for audiobooks, braille books, DVDs, DAISY books and large print books.
- DAISY CDs, braille books and magazines can be ordered through CELA.
Borrowers can request for extended loan period, unless the item is in high demand. If we do not have an item, contact your local library to borrow it from another library.
CELA can send DAISY CDs, braille books and magazines to your mailbox. You can pick up the items at your local library. You can also have someone pick them up for you, just contact the library ahead of time to let staff know.
Sign Language Interpreters & video relay service
To attend library programs, you can book an ASL interpreter by calling or texting 867-332-4275 or by email at interpreter.ASL@gov.yk.ca. Include details of your interpreting request such as time, date and location. Please provide at least two weeks advance notice.
You can also use video relay service to communicate with the library staff. Find out more about SRV Canada video relay service.
Assistive animals are welcome.
Our staff will support you so you can make use of accessible collections and assistive technologies. Contact your local library to book a one-on-one session.
Contact your local library for details.
Feedback can be provided:
- In person at your local library
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Phone: 867-667-3668
Government of Yukon
Yukon Public Libraries (C-23)
Whitehorse, YT Y1A 2C6