Assistive Services

WVML Assistive Services Staff

Personal Delivery 

If you or someone you know is unable to travel from home or living in a local residential care facility, we will bring the library to you!

Borrow our books, audiobooks, magazines, CDs, MP3s and DVDs. Feel free to request specific titles and subjects, or allow us to make suggestions.

You can have a family member, friend or one of our volunteers deliver your items to your door, if you qualify for this service.

Talking Books 

Booklovers who are unable to read standard print material due to visual, physical or cognitive disabilities will appreciate our Talking Books program. 

We have a large selection of both fiction and non-fiction titles on CD, MP3-CD and the DAISY format, and we can also bring in Talking Books for you from other libraries. This list of Talking Books available at the Library is just a taste of what is available.  

DAISY players and Kindles available on request.

To learn more about Assistive Services, please call us at 604.925.7437.

You can also email us at assistive@westvanlibrary.ca


The Library's Assistive Services offers materials through national organizations CELA and NNELS

CELA Centre for Equitable Library Access

As a member library of CELA we provide eligible patrons with access to a growing collection of over 500,000 books, magazines and newspapers in audio, e-text and braille. 

• Enjoy a full range of subjects, genres, classics and award winners 
• Select from favourites for kids, teens, and adults
• Download books or receive home delivery by mail

Access to the collection is offered in a number of ways

• Download books to your computer or mobile device, such as an iPhone
• Download books to a DAISY player over a wireless connection without using a computer
• Receive audio CDs, Braille or described movies through your local branch or by mail directly to your home.


The National Network for Equitable Library Service (NNELS) makes books in accessible formats available to readers who have print disabilities. 

Through NNELS, you can access to thousands of titles in PDF, Daisy, MP3, EPUB, and e-text formats. If you are registered with our Assistive Services, you can access materials by signing up for an account with your library card. 

  • No waiting time! Search and download titles from the comfort of your home
  • Listen to audiobooks on your computer or transfer to a portable player
  • Can't find a title you are looking for? Request an audiobook to be made for you
  • Learn how to use the service with these helpful online tutorials