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Our Goal: Accessibility A Reality

(City of Brockville Accessibility Plan)

Brockville Public Library (BPL) is included in and adopts The Corporation of the City of Brockville’s, 2012 —2017 Accessibility Plan.  

The BrockvilleMunicipal Accessibility Advisory Committee (BMAAC)completes an accessibility audit of the Library facility on a regular basis.

The Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) consists of the following accessibility standards: Customer Service, Information and Communication, Employment, Built Environment, and Transportation.

Please see the Library’s Accessibility Policy, Accessibility Plan and Floor Plans

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
  • a walker 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.

Emergency Plans

Emergency Safety Manual - 2016

Collections & Borrowing Periods

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

  • large print books
  • audio book on Cd
  • e- books, e-audio
  • Daisy titles
  • Music on CD, DVDs, BluRays
  • CNIB collections - If you know someone who has trouble reading print, a partnership between Brockville Public Library and CNIB offers a lot of other ways to read. Full details and enrollment information.

Visiting Library Service

Coordinated by Library staff and delivered by volunteers, this service is geared toward those who are unable to physically visit the facility.  Please contact 613.342.3936 to arrange for this service.

Remote Access to our Catalogue

Customers may search our catalogue from home if they have access to the internet, a library card, and PIN # (please obtain your pin number at the Customer Service Desks). You also have the ability to place holds from home.

Reserving Resources for Pick-up

Customers can place holds on materials that are currently available in the library. Four hours after the hold has been placed, or when we open the next business day, your holds will be waiting for you to check out. Caregivers may find this service helpful, in that the books can be chosen by one person and picked up by another.

Free Internet Use

Explore the world wide web on our internet computers. You can sign up for one-hour sessions or use one of our quick 15-minute Express Stations.

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.

Accessible Documents

Please ask us and we will provide information in an alternative format or with communication supports, given availability. We would appreciate as much advance notice as possible.

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

Library Training

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

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