Our Goal: Accessibility a Reality

Brockville Public Library (BPL) is included in and adopts The Corporation of the City of Brockville’s Accessibility Plan.
The Brockville Municipal Accessibility Advisory Committee(BMAAC) completes an accessibility audit of the Library facility on a regular basis.

All Library Board members, staff and volunteers are fully trained to be compliant with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA).

Accessible Documents

Most of the documents publicly available through our website are in PDF. Please ask us and we will provide information in an alternative format or with communication supports, given availability.

Adaptive Technology

Adaptive technology is any piece of equipment that facilitates ease of use and access to information as well as maximizes independence. We have a number of products, software and hardware, designed for enhanced access to our many services and collections.

  • dedicated accessibility computer which includes a 36″ wide screen Ultra4K monitor, Zoomtext, Jaws and an adjustable table and chair
  • illuminated stand magnifier
  • video magnifier
  • handheld magnifying glass
  • reading lamps
  • reading eye glasses

CELA (Centre for Equitable Library Access) Collections

CELA is a national not-for-profit organization that provides accessible reading services to people across Canada with print disabilities in multiple accessible formats, including audio and braille. You can access their collection with your BPL library card by contacting CELA directly at After you contact them, staff from CELA will reach out to get an understanding of your accessibility needs.

Collections & Borrowing Periods

Borrowing periods for most resources may be extended, upon request.

Employee Skills

Library Board members, staff and volunteers are fully trained to be compliant with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA).

Home Delivery Service

Coordinated by Library staff and delivered by volunteers, this service is geared toward those who are unable to physically visit the facility. Visit our Home Delivery page for more information.

Library Facility (Built-Environment)

  • dedicated accessible parking spot on Buell St.
  • ramp to the front door
  • accessible ramp at the fire exit on the second floor
  • accessibility buttons to open exterior doors
  • elevator to access the second floor
  • accessible washrooms on both floors
  • lower counters and seating at the customer service desks
  • accessible book drop under the George Street carport
  • wide walkways and aisles
  • transitioning to shelving and furnishings that are accessible
  • walkers available for you to use while visiting the Library
  • if any assistance is required obtaining resources from the shelves, please ask one of our staff and we would be more than happy to help you.

One-on-One Internet Training

If you need help getting online, FREE internet training is available. Our volunteer can help you get an email address and get you on your way to surfing the web. Email to get started.

Reserving Resources for Pick-up

Customers can place holds on materials that are currently available in the library. Books can be chosen by one person and picked up by another. Find out more by visiting our borrowing services page.