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Accessible Library Services

Accessible Library Services

We are committed to providing library services, resources and facilities that are inclusive and accessible to everyone in our community.

Please read our Policy on Accessible Customer Services [PDF] for details regarding accessibility standards at MPL.

Accessible Services and Collections

Our customers have access to these accessible services:

Service Location Who It Helps
  • Administration Centre
  • Markham Village Library
Text TTY helps hearing-impaired customers use the telephone by allowing users to type back and forth to each other.
Kurzweil 3000 Software and Scanner
  • Angus Glen
  • Markham Village
  • Thornhill Community Centre
Converts scanned text into speech and reads it aloud
BrowseAloud All locations except Thornhill Village Reads website pages aloud
ZoomText Software
  • Angus Glen
  • Thornhill Community Centre
Magnifies content on screen up to 36 times
Online Downloadable Audio Books
  • Almost 5,000 OverDrive audiobooks
  • Almost 3000 NetLibrary audiobooks
All locations

Access remotely from home

eAudiobooks are helpful for readers with vision or reading disabilities.  Audiobooks are also available on CD and as Playaways in our branches
E-Book Collection
  • OverDrive eBooks
  • Over 8,000 books from EBSCO
All locations

Access remotely from home

eBooks allow you to change the size, shape, colour and contrast of text during online reading.
Wireless Internet Access All locations All branches offer free wifi allowing customers to access the internet using their own device.
CELA (Centre for Equitable Library Access) All locations

Register online or visit any MPL branch to assistance in registering.

CELA offers collections for all ages for those experiencing a permanent or temporary print disability.
Homebound Service Call your local branch to apply for homebound service If you are unable to visit our libraries or to use CELA services we may be able to deliver books directly to your home through our Homebound Service.
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