Public Library Information

Service québécois du livre adapté (SQLA)

You must have a public library card to register for CELA. To receive one, please contact your public library.


Access to CELA's collection is for people who cannot read ordinary print because of a visual, physical or learning disability as defined by Canadian copyright law. More information about eligibility for CELA service (opens in a new window).

Service choices

If you provide an email address below, you will receive a user name and password so you will be able to download books on CELA's website.

You may also choose to have books or magazines delivered to you. If you want materials delivered, select the services you wish to receive.

Contact information
Designate information

You may designate someone you know and trust to manage services on your behalf.


Privacy and Terms of Use

CELA’s collections and services are for your personal use and enjoyment only. CELA may suspend or terminate your access to its collections and services without prior notice if you engage in conduct that CELA believes violates its Terms of Acceptable Use (opens in a new window).

CELA is committed to preserving and safeguarding your privacy. CELA's Privacy Policy (opens in a new window) sets out the manner in which we will collect, use, disclose and otherwise manage the personal information of users of


Access to the Bookshare Collection

If you wish to access the Bookshare collection, you must provide a proof of disability, as required by Bookshare's agreements with publishers. CELA manages the proof of disability process and ensures the privacy of your personal information. If you prefer not to submit a proof of disability, you will still have access to the CELA collection.

Download the proof of disability form, complete it, and send it to

CNIB clients: If you receive services from CNIB and have a valid CNIB ID card you can scan and submit a copy of your card to

Benefits of Bookshare

Bookshare gives you access to 700,000 titles for free! Find New York Times bestsellers, novels, children's books, mysteries, science fiction, nonfiction, foreign-language books, and more. With Bookshare you can:

  • Read and listen to words read aloud
  • Increase font size and read with large print
  • Read on computers, tablets, smartphones, braille displays, and many other technologies
  • Get free reading software

Bookshare lets you download books in DAISY Text, DAISY Audio (synthetic voice), MP3 (synthetic voice), Braille Ready Format, Word and Epub.

Submit registration form