What is NNELS?
NNELS (National Network for Equitable Library Service) is a growing collection of downloadable audiobooks and other accessible formats provided for use by persons with print disabilities. Nova Scotia Public Libraries are pleased to provide this new service to library customers in our communities.
What is defined as a “print disability”?
We are using the definition from the Canadian Copyright Act which defines it as:
- Severe or total impairment of sight or the inability to focus or move one’s eyes
- The inability to hold or manipulate a book
- An impairment relating to comprehension
What devices are compatible with NNELS?
NNELS titles can be used on a wide variety of devices, including computers/ laptops, Ipads, Iphones, Android devices, MP3 players, DAISY readers, and can also be burned on CDs
How can I get registered to start using NNELS?
If you meet the criteria for having a print disability as defined above, you will need to complete a Self-Declaration form at your local library. If you are unable to complete the form, you may have a “competent authority” complete it for you. You will then be assigned a library barcode and PIN with a “patron type” that will allow you to access the materials via the NNELS website: https://nnels.ca
The website also has tutorials on downloading NNELS titles and other useful information.
Already registered? Log in with your library card.