Yukon Public Libraries offers new accessible service

Yukoners with print disabilities – learning, physical or visual disabilities that prevent a person from reading conventional print – can now use a new accessible service at Yukon Public Libraries, free of charge.

Through a partnership with the Centre for Equitable Library Access (CELA), Yukon Public Libraries now offers a broad range of reading materials in various accessible formats. The over 500,000 accessible items include books, newspapers, magazines and movies for all ages and interests in English or French, with expanding access to other languages.

Libraries are important for all of our communities. That’s why we work hard to make public library services and collections available to all Yukoners. We are excited to be subscribing to the Centre for Equitable Library Access to increase the borrowing options for Yukoners with print disabilities.

Minister of Community Services John Streicker

Quick Facts 
  • In addition to the Centre for Equitable Library Access, Yukon Public Libraries offers other accessible service options by partnering with the National Network for Equitable Library Services.

  • Also offered as part of Yukon Public Libraries’ accessible services are audiobooks, braille books, DVDs and described DVDs, eBooks, large print books, magazines and newspapers.

Contact 

Sunny Patch
Cabinet Communications
867-393-7478
sunny.patch@gov.yk.ca

Stacie Zaychuk
Communications, Community Services
867-332-5514
stacie.zaychuk@gov.yk.ca

News release #: 
18-079