NOTICE

The Stettler Public Library is currently closed to the public, in alignment with AHS recommendations to support social distancing. Materials currently on loan may be kept until we reopen (with no fines), or returned to the book drop located outside the main doors to the SRC building. Contact us via phone 403-742-2292 or email spl@prl.ab.ca throughout the closure for assistance accessing our resources remotely. Scroll down for information about services during the closure and follow us on Facebook for the latest updates. If you do not have a library card, click here to sign up for one online!

On behalf of the Board, Staff and Friends, our thoughts are with our communities at this time. Be well, be kind to one another, and let us know if there is anything that we can help you with. 

National Network for Equitable Library Service (NNELS)

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Borrow titles from an online collection of accessible formats for patrons with perceptual disabilities.

The National Network for Equitable Library Services (NNELS) provides access to a growing collection of downloadable books in accessible formats for readers with print disabilities. It is a service provided by the provincial and territorial governments of Alberta, BC, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Nova Scotia, Northwest Territories, Nunavut and the Yukon, with the BC Libraries Cooperative as the service provider.

At present there are approximately 12,000 titles in the collection with more being added steadily, thanks to requests from libraries and readers. Most NNELS books are in DAISY audio format, though there are also some PDF, MP3, e-Braille and e-text titles. NNELS audio content is a combination of live narration and synthetic voice.

Using NNELS

1. Contact your local library to obtain a library card (if you do not already have one) and ask library staff to ensure you have the correct patron type added to your record, which is "PDO"
2. Follow the link to the NNELS website and click on the "Sign up" button at the top of the page.
3. Search for your local library (simply entering your city/town is an easy way to locate your local library).
4. Click on the link that says “If this is your local library, click here to log in with a valid library card from this branch.”
5. Enter your library card number and PIN.  If you do not know your pin or inf you have any problems logging in, contact your local library.

The BC Libraries Cooperative has created a video demonstrating the sign up process.

You can also watch a video demonstrating how to find and download open access books from nnels.ca.