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Public Libraries

The inside of a public library

Public libraries must:

  • Provide or arrange to provide accessible materials where they exist, when requested.
  • Make information publicly available to inform people that materials can be provided in an accessible format, on request. Keep in mind that this information needs to be accessible as well.

When do you need to comply?

The deadline for public library boards to comply is January 1, 2013.

Refers to a board as defined in the Public Libraries Act. It also refers to a board established under the Northern Services Board Act or a county library established under the County of Lambton Act, 1994, the County of Elgin Act, 1985 or the County of Lennox and Addington Act, 1978.