The Peterborough Public Library works hard to be accessible to everyone, and provides access to materials in accessible formats where they exist.  Not only do we provide home delivery services to residents who are unable to come to the library (our Visiting Library Service), we have many in-house features and equipment, including:

Click here to watch our video about our accessibility aids.

Stand-Alone Equipment


  • CCTV – for viewing documents and books with magnification or alternate colours
  • Portable magnifier – handheld and electronic, for magnifying text or reading the spine labels while searching the shelves
  • Personal sound amplifier – for the hard of hearing
  • Daisy readers – for listening to books and newspapers on Daisy-formatted CDs (available from the CNIB)
  • Daisy MP3 reader – for listening to any Daisy-formatted audio (available from the CNIB)
  • Front Row To GO Sound field System (Available to room renters)

Accessible Computer Station

  • Height-adjustable table
  • Headphones
  • Touch screen
  • Large key/print keyboard
  • Trackball (mouse)
  • Scanner to be used with Optical Character Recognition software
  • Screen magnification
  • Audio screen reader
  • Text to speech software
  • Large print keyboard
  • On-screen keyboard
  • Optical Character Recognition
  • Software for people with and/or learning disabilities

Accessible Features of Our Space

  • Elevator from parking garage
  • Escalator and elevator from upper level of the mall
  • Furniture and shelving spaced with clearance for wheelchair and walker access
  • Computers with large print keyboards and large print screens
  • Power door operators

Accessible Features of Our Collection

  • Large Print Books and Magazines
  • eBooks viewable in large print on eReaders
  • DAISY Readers 
  • Audiobooks in a variety of formats:
    • CD
    • MP3 format CDs
    • Playaways
    • Downloadable Audio