Accessibility

A Partnership Project

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Accessible gender-neutral washrooms at the Waverley Community Hub

After many months of construction we are pleased to announce that the washroom project is now complete. We thank you for your patience during this time of disruption.

Gender neutral / all gender washrooms are spaces that anyone of any gender can use.

These restrooms benefit many different people, including parents with children of a different gender, people with disabilities who may require the accompaniment of an attendant of a different gender, and transgender and gender diverse people.

The Library is comitted to diversity and inclusion.

This project was funded by the Government of Canada, Anishinabek Employment and Training Services and the City of Thunder Bay.


All Library locations are wheelchair accessible

Hours and locations for all Community Hubs are here, as well as a map for your convenience.

Documents required under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act are available on request via email to comments@tbpl.ca, or by phone to Tina Tucker at 684-6813.

Thunder Bay Public Library offers a wide range of materials in alternate formats for customers with visual impairments and physical or learning disabilites. Specific materials, including large print, and audiobooks, can be found by searching in the library catalogue by format.  Information on electronic formats (e-audio, music, movies, etc.) may be found here.

Home Service

Patrons who qualify with visual, physical or other disabilities, may wish to have materials delivered to their place  of residence on an on-demand or monthly volunteer service. For more information please click through here.

 

Centre for Equitable Library Access (CELA)

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Thunder Bay Public Library is proud to be an access point for CELA, a National not-for-profit organization designed to assist public libraries in providing alternative formats for qualified patrons experiencing difficulties with reading print due to a visual, physical or learning disability. The collection is available in English and French and includes materials for both children and adults.  Materials can be delivered direct to home or through your local public library.

Access to the CELA collection is available only to persons with print disabilities, as defined by the Copyright Modernization Act; further informatin is available by contacting CELA at www.celalibrary.ca.  Library staff is available to help with registration or self registration is available at signup.celalibrary.ca.

To register for CELA services you will need the following:

1.A valid Thunder Bay Library Card

2. A registration for CELA services request.

3. All cardholders must complete the CELA registration.