Register for Accessible Library Services

Digital Accessible Information System (DAISY) audiobooks are designed specifically for people with print disabilities who wish to hear and navigate written print in an audible format. In order to borrow DAISY audiobooks, you must register for Accessible Library Service. This service is available to all Islanders (regardless of age) who have a print disability including a learning, physical or visual disability.

Are audiobooks and DAISY audiobooks the same?

No, an audiobook is simply a recording of a book being read; a DAISY audiobook is designed specifically to help those with perceptual disabilities and requires a specialized player. Audiobooks are available to all library members and do not require Accessible Library Services registration.

How do I access these services?

To register, complete and submit the online application form or call Public Library Service Headquarters at (902) 961-7320. You will need to provide your name, mailing address and telephone number to complete the online form. A parent or legal guardian's permission is required if you are 15 years old or younger. You must also have a perceptual disability as defined by Canada's Copyright Act and may be asked to provide proof of disability.

Once you register, a library staff member will contact you to ask which services you are interested in using.

Accessible Library Services are offered through a partnership between the Public Library Service and the Centre for Equitable Library Access (CELA).