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FVRL expands accessible materials collection

Those with print disabilities will have free access to Centre for Equitable Library Access materials

  • Apr. 30, 2018 4:59 p.m.

Fraser Valley Regional Library (FVRL) is expanding access to accessible electronic materials for people with print disabilities.

As part of a one-year pilot project, library members can now receive free access to the Centre for Equitable Library Access (CELA).

CELA offers a large collection of items in accessible formats, including DAISY (Digital Accessible Information System) audiobooks, print braille, electronic braille, and DAISY and e-text newspapers and magazines.

“I am thrilled that FVRL is expanding its offerings for customers with print disabilities by offering free access to CELA,” said Petrina Arnason, FVRL board member and Langley Township councillor, in a press release.

Prior to this expansion, which came into effect on April 23, FVRL offered much of its accessible electronic materials through the National Network for Equitable Library Service (NNELS).

“FVRL’s outreach department does an amazing job providing library services and specialized collections to customers who can’t visit the library or use traditional books. I am excited for the expansion of its accessible materials collection,” said Chuck Stam, FVRL Board Chair and City of Chilliwack Councillor.

Those who wish to access these services can contact FVRL’s Outreach Services Department at 1-888-668-4141 (ext. 7076) or email

There are seven FVRL locations in the Langleys: City of Langley, Aldergrove, Brookswood, Fort Langley, Muriel Arnason, Murrayville and Walnut Grove.

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