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Accessible collections

Libraries are for everyone. Yukon Public Libraries provide free accessible services to Yukon residents with visual, hearing, mobility, and learning disabilities that prevents them from reading conventional print.


The following equipment is available at Whitehorse Public Library. Please contact us if you are in a Yukon Community and in need of assistive equipment to access library programs and services.

  • DAISY players
  • Folding book stands
  • MP3 players
  • Hand-held magnifying glasses
  • Portable hearing loops
  • Light therapy lamps (in-house use only)
  • iPads with accessibility apps (in-house use only)
  • Noise-canceling headphones (in-house use only)
  • C-Pen
  • Desktop video magnifier with text-to-speech technology (in-house use only)
  • In-house assistive computer stations with:
    • Height-adjustable table
    • Large print keyboard
    • Large touchscreen monitor
    • BIGTrack Trackball mouse
    • Portable CD/DVD player
    • Windows 10 with Ease of Access options for improved accessibility
    • Internet
    • Leather-padded office chair with armrest

Most of the equipment was purchased through the Enabling Accessibility Fund grant from the Government of Canada.

Downloadable collections

Contact CELA and NNELS to request titles that are not available in alternative formats.

Physical collections
  • Search the library catalogue for audiobooks, braille books, DVDs, DAISY books and large print books.
  • DAISY CDs, braille books and magazines can be ordered through CELA.
  • We are a location for the NNELS library of physical items such as braille books. Any item in the NNELS catalogue can be sent to the Yukon.

Borrowers can request for extended loan period, unless the item is in high demand. If we do not have an item, contact your local library to borrow it from another library.

CELA can send DAISY CDs, braille books and magazines to your mailbox. YPL staff can also work with social workers and care home staff to send curated materials to individuals or institutions. Ask us for more information. 

Assistive animals

Assistive animals are welcome.

Staff support

Our staff will support you so you can make use of accessible collections and assistive technologies.

Contact your local library to book a one-on-one session.