Special Services

Delivery Service

We provide home delivery of library materials to those confined to their home due to illness or disability. Upon registering with the service a profile of reading preferences is created (this may include talking books, for those with visual disabilities). Library staff uses this profile to select suitable materials for delivery. Volunteers pick up and deliver either every two weeks or once a month.

This service is restricted to persons who have a:

  • Visual disability
  • Physical disability
  • Learning disability

Reading Aids

SmartView is a magnifier which enhances all reading materials, including magazines, newspapers, photographs, and more. Available at our Woodside branch. Generously donated by Friends of the Oakville Public Library.

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

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 our Central and Woodside branches.

For more information on reading aids, please contact Kimberly Stuiver specialservices@oakville.ca

Browse Aloud

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