Stony Plain Library offers access to a collection of over 230,000 books, magazines, newspapers and described videos in a choice of formats for people with a print, physical, and learning disability.

Lots of choice including current bestsellers, award-winners and classics

  • Fiction, non-fiction, self-help, business and more
  • Books for kids, teens and adults
  • Books in audio, braille or accessible e-book formats
  • 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 disability: 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.

How to sign up for CELA

Our library staff will fill out an online registration form which is signed by you the client. The form asks for the following information:

  • Contact details, disability type and a valid public library card number or barcode.
  • Preferred reading format (e.g. audio books) and delivery: online, circulating (mailed) items, or both.
  • Method of book selection: patron indicates on the registration form reading genres and CELA’s system picks books according to the patron’s choices or patron choose their own books by placing holds online or calling the CELA Helpline.

What happens next?

Once the registration form is completed and submitted online to CELA, service will begin within 5 business days. Patrons who select online services will be contacted by phone or email with their username and password.

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 library or by mail directly to your home.

The CELA website can be found at: www.celalibrary.ca