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Oakville Public Library

Service: Special Services

Contact Information
Office Phone 905-815-2042
Fax 905-815-2024
Website www.opl.ca/Library-Services/Accessibility
Social Media Facebook Facebook: www.facebook.com/oakville.library/
Instagram Instagram: instagram.com/oakvillelibrary
Twitter Twitter: twitter.com/OakvilleLibrary
YouTube YouTube: www.youtube.com/user/OakvillePublicLibrar/
Primary Contact Kimberly Stuiver; Email: specialservices@oakville.ca
Agency Information
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Primary Executive Tara Wong, Chief Executive Officer; Phone: 905-815-2042 ext 2027; Email: tara.wong@oakville.ca
Funding City / Town - Town of Oakville ; Provincial - Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport
Description and Service Details
Description (Service) Stories by Phone 
* OPL staff member has pre-recorded a Stories by Phone option for you.  
* dial 905-815-2041, choose any option and you will be greeted by a friendly voice and a story ready for you 
* categories include sonnets, children’s bedtime stories (age 7 and under) and adult cozy mystery 
 
Delivery by Mail (Due to COVID-19, not currently available) 
* if you are unable to come into the library in person, you may be eligible for OPL’s Delivery by Mail option 
* please email oplbymail@oakville.ca or contact your local branch to find out if you qualify 
* restricted to a maximum of two (2) books per package, 2 packages per month per customer 
 
Connection Kits 
* offering two types of connection kits, a Tablet + Wifi Kit or an Accessible Reading Tablet 
* 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 and to access alternate formats of reading material for those with print disabilities 
* to learn more, please call your local branch for more information 
 
Reading Aides (Due to COVID-19, not currently available) 
* Kurzweil Reading Machines available at Woodside and Central Branch 
* ZoomText: a screen magnification software that allows customers to view the library catalogue and the internet in large print available at Woodside and Central Branch 
* SmartView: a magnifier that enhances all reading materials (magazines, newspapers, photographs, bills) is available at the Woodside Branch only 
* VictorReader: a Daisy disc player 
 
Centre for Equitable Library Access (CELA) Resources 
* through a partnership with the CNIB/CELA library, Woodside Branch is able to access the collections and services of the CNIB/CELA library on behalf of CNIB/CELA clients and Special Services customers 
* collections of the CNIB/CELA library include Braille, Talking Books and magazines, electronic text and descriptive videos
Hours Visit website for branch hours
Areas Served Oakville
Eligibility * Oakville resident 
* eligibility varies by service
Application Call or visit
Languages English ; Interpretive Services
Fees None
Site Information
Located In Community Oakville
Address & Map
Oakville, ON
 
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Mailing Address 120 Navy St 
Oakville, ON L6J 2Z4
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Categories and Classification
HCSD Main Heading Arts / Culture ; Community Programs ; Disabilities
HCSD Sub Heading Assistive Devices ; Health & Physical Disabilities ; Libraries ; Public Libraries
Service Categories Braille Materials/Collections ; Computer Access Aids ; Home Library Services ; Large Print Materials/Collections ; Library Audiovisual Services ~ Learning Disabilities ; Library Audiovisual Services ~ Visual Impairments ; Public Libraries ; Visual/Reading Aids

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