NNELS

The National Network of Equitable Library Service

NNELS is the partnership to produce a repository of content and a network of users, library staff, library branches and print producers co-operating to devise new digital delivery of talking books via Canadian public libraries.

NNELS books are for library cardholders with perceptual disabilities as defined in the Canadian Copyright Act.

For more information about the service and how you can get books, visit the NNELS website.

 
RESOURCES FOR THE PRINT DISABLED

A Daisy Reader is available for borrowing. We also stock a large collection of audiobooks on CD, and have access to a large collection of audiobooks which may be downloaded.

Daisy Books and MP3 discs can be borrowed from other libraries. To find Daisy Books in the catalogue, click on Advanced Search, select Subject in the drop down menu, and type “daisy books” in the search box. To find NNELS resources and mp3 discs, do a keyword search for “nnels” or “mp3”. Click “search”, then check the box labelled “Show results from All Libraries” and wait for results to load.

Creston Valley Public Library is proud to partner with the National Network of Equitable Library Service (NNELS) to provide wider access to print materials in digital form for people with print disabilities.

HOW IT WORKS

NNELS provides access to a large and ever-expanding library of digital audio files containing recorded versions of fiction and non-fiction titles (i.e. audiobooks). Eligible patrons can gain access to this library through their Creston Valley Public Library account by self-declaring themselves as “print-disabled”. This must be done through the library–either in person or over the phone. Patrons will then have access to the NNELS library and be able to download the items from the collection to their computer or device.

WHO IS ELIGIBLE

NNELS material is available for those with a perceptual disability. Perceptual disabilities, also referred to as print disabilities, are defined by the Canadian Copyright Act as, “a disability that prevents or inhibits the individual from accessing the print material due to a visual impairment, a physical disability, or a comprehension disability.”

HOW TO ACCESS NNELS LIBRARY

  • Have your library card number and password handy (the same one you use for your library account; contact us if you don’t know what it is). If you have not already done so, you must first confirm your eligibility through the library before you can access this service.
  • Click here to log in: NNELS log in link.
  • Enter your library card number and password.
  • When logging in for the first time, you will be asked to read over the NNELS Terms and Conditions. If you agree with them (and you must agree in order to proceed), check the “Accept Terms & Conditions of Use” box at the bottom of the page.