NNELS - National Network of Equitable Library Service

What is NNELS?

The National Network for Equitable Library Services (NNELS) provides access to downloadable audio books and other accessible formats restricted to people with print disabilities.
How do I access NNELS content?

For more information and tutorials, visit https://nnels.ca/help/download, or contact your local library staff.
Who is eligible to use NNELS material?
NNELS materials have been produced for people who have print disabilities which includes:

  • Severe or total impairment of sight or hearing or the inability to focus or move one's eyes
  • The inability to hold or manipulate a book
  • An impairment relating to comprehension

A person meeting one or more of these conditions can ask his or her public library staff to set them up as a "Print Impaired" patron.
This allows the person to use her/his library barcode number and PIN to access NNELS material at nnels.ca.