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Haldimand County Public Library offers a collection of over 230,000 books, magazines, newspapers and described videos in a choice of formats for people with a print disability.

Choices include current bestsellers, award-winners and classics. Fiction, non-fiction, self-help business and titles covering an array of subjects are offered. Children's, teen and adult-level materials are available as are numerous formats including audio, braille and accessible e-books.  Users can download books or receive home delivery by mail.


Access to the CELA collection is available to people who are unable to read conventional print due to a disability, which includes:

  • learning disablity: an impairment relating to comprehension
  • physical disability: the inability to hold or manipulate a book
  • visual disability: severe or total impairment of sight or the inability to focus or move one's eyes

Contact your local branch for registration details or email us at 

Access to the collection is offered in a number of ways

  • download books to your computer or mobile device, such as an iPhone
  • download books to a DAISY player over a wireless connection without using a computer
  • receive audio CDs, Braille or described movies through your local branch or by mail directly to your home

To find out more about the CELA program, visit 


DAISY Audibook Collection Lists  

The Library maintains an on-site collection of 600 DAISY audiobook titles. Select a category below to view a complete list of titles in your favourite genre:


General Fiction  Historical Fiction  Westerns  Science Fiction 
Thrillers  Detective & Mystery     
Gentle Romance  Historical Romance  Inspirational Romance  Contemporary Romance 
Biography & True Crime  Travel  History  Health 

Or search the library catalogue for "Daisy audiobooks" titles.

Borrowing Period:    4 weeks

Renewals:                1 renewal per title


What is a DAISY Audiobook? 

DAISY (Digital Accessible Information System) is an international format standard developed by libraries for the blind. DAISY audiobooks have superior sound quality and functionality compared to other audio formats. Special features include chapter, paragraph, phrase and word navigation, bookmarking, skimming, sleep modes and reading speed control.

DAISY titles fit on a single compact disc. These discs are meant to be played in special DAISY-compatible machines such as VictorReaders. For a list of player vendors, visit the DAISY marketplace. Because of their special formatting, DAISY discs cannot be played on standard CD players unless those players are MP3-compatible. If your CD player was manufactured in the last five years, there's a good chance it is MP3-compatible and will also play DAISY audiobooks, although many of the special navigation features will not be available. At present, the Haldimand County Public Library owns one VictorReader DAISY playback device. Upon request, this unit can be made available at any branch for in-library use.

DAISY titles can also be listened to on your computer, using DAISY playback software.





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