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Accessible Services

Explore accessible services available at Oakville Public Library

Delivery Service

Life circumstances may mean you are unable to come into the library in person. If so, you may be eligible for OPL’s Delivery by Mail option. Each month, qualifying customers may recieve up to two (2) packages containing a maximum of two (2) items.

Contact us by email or contact your local branch to find out if you or your loved one qualifies for this service.

Connection Kits

OPL is now offering two types of connection kits. These kits are to help Oakville residents who are 55+ and do not have access to the internet or technology stay connected with friends and family. In addition, those with print disabilities can use the kits to access alternate formats of reading material.To learn more, please contact your local branch.

Stories By Phone

Do you, or someone you know want to dial in to enjoy a read-aloud by an OPL staff member? You can now dial 905-815-2041 any time to listen to free pre-recorded stories.

Available stories:

  • Stories for younger children (age 7 and under)
  • Adult fiction (one chapter a week)
  • Poems

New stories are available every Tuesday. Long-distance charges may apply.

MagnusCards

The MagnusCards app is designed to help individuals with autism or other special needs interact independently and with confidence in the Oakville community. Users can follow guides to library services by downloading the app for free through the App Store or on Google Play.

Reading Aids

SmartView

SmartView is a magnifier which enhances all reading materials, including magazines, newspapers, photographs, and more. It is available at Woodside Branch.

ZoomText

ZoomText is screen magnification software that allows you to view the library catalogue and the internet in large print. Available at the Central Branch and Woodside Branch.

Kurzweil Reading Machines

Kurzweil Reading Machines are computers equipped with scanners and specialized software. They allow you to scan printed material, magnify it on the screen, and then have the text read aloud to you. Available at Central Branch, and Woodside Branch.

Contact us to learn more about accessible services at Oakville Public Library.

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