Seniors Services

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The Library is pleased to be able to offer a number of services for seniors in our community.

Special Services and Collections

The library carries many services and special collections that might be of interest to seniors.

SPECIAL COLLECTIONS FOR SENIORS @ THE LIBRARY

  • Talking Books
  • Large Print Books – The collection is constantly renewed but you will not find these titles when you search the online catalogue as they are part of a circulating pool collection.
  • Books and magazines on subjects of potential interest to seniors including: retirement, finances, health & wellness, nutrition, leisure activities, arts, consumer issues and travel.

Search the catalogue for available titles »
Visit your local branch to browse the shelves »


MATERIALS FOR THE VISUALLY IMPAIRED

There is now an easier and faster way to get audiobooks from CELA (Centre for Equitable Library Access) – a service provided formerly by the CNIB Library. You can download them from the CELA website using a service called “Direct to Player“. Please contact library staff to find out how to register.

If you have trouble reading print because of a visual, physical or learning disability, the Library offers lots of ways to read. As a member of CELA (Centre for Equitable Library Access), we offer:

  • Books of all kinds for all ages in audio, e-text and braille
  • Audiobooks on CD – copies available at the library for print-handicapped patrons. Search the keyword “CNIB” in the online catalogue for a complete list of available titles.
  • More than 85,000 books. magazines and newspapers
  • Descriptive videos in VHS and DVD
  • Braille music scores and audio music instruction CDs
  • CNIB Library has partnered with public libraries to make sure children have access to Summer Reading Club books in the format they need. To access alternative format books and to received a free accessible kit, kids must be registered with CNIB Library or CELA.

Contact the Library for more information on these specialized services or to register for CELA services  »


HOME OUTREACH SERVICES

The Library provides outreach services including home delivery for persons with disabilities or caregivers who are homebound and have no alternative means of obtaining library materials as well as a monthly mobile collection delivery service to seniors’ residences & apartment buildings.

Learn more about Outreach Services »


ASSISTIVE SERVICES & ADAPTIVE TECHNOLOGIES

The library is committed to providing equal access for all members of the community to information, lifelong learning, literacy, and the love of reading. We are happy to provide specialized & assistive services to persons with disabilities.

Learn more »


COMPREHENSIVE ERESOURCES COLLECTIONS @ THE LIBRARY!

eResources are any kind of information that can be viewed, downloaded, transferred or stored to a computer, tablet, laptop or a mobile device. These resources include eBooks, eAudiobooks, eMagazines and Ancestry Library Edition. Your library card gives you access to a variety of digital resources.

Visit the eResources section to learn more »


Computer Services

We are pleased to provide seniors with ongoing access to computers, training and support.

COMPUTERS

Computers with high-speed Internet access and software programs (Open Office suite), scanners and printers are available for the public at both branches during regular library hours.

It is not necessary to reserve in advance – workstations are available on a first come, first serve basis. Wireless access on personal devices is also available FREE at both branches of the library.

Learn more about public library computers and service fees »

*NEW SERVICE* iPad lending for seniors

Users 55 years and older are now able to borrow and bring home an iPad or iPad kit (which includes access to a Wi-fi hotspot) for up to 3 weeks. You can use the iPads to connect with loved ones on Facetime, exchange emails, play games and even read books.

All you need to enjoy this new service is a library card!
Users can borrow one of 5 iPads available for loan on a first come, first serve basis (no reservations).
Call or email us (613-445-5331 or mylibrary@russellbiblio.com) to reserve one today!

All iPads come with a detailed user guide and resources like videos and tutorials to help you learn how to use the iPad if you are new to this technology. As services open up, TR Leger in Embrun is going to start offering one on one assistance for those who need hands on help. And as always, library staff will be here to help you.

*This service is made possible by a grant from the program New Horizons for Seniors by Employment and Social Development Canada.

SUPPORT & TRAINING

Support and training are available at the library and depend on the availability and expertise of staff members on duty.

Check the following websites to train online:


Websites for Seniors

Enhance your leisure, lifestyle and learning! Our information sites for seniors can help you find quality information on anything from planning your next trip to getting help at home.
Or check the Fun and Games section for a little mental recreation!

GENERAL INTEREST WEBSITES

FUN & GAMES

GENEALOGY

GOVERNMENT PROGRAMS & SERVICES

GRANDPARENTING

HEALTH & WELLNESS

HOUSING

ONLINE MAGAZINES FOR SENIORS

READING AND WRITING RESOURCES

And find more reading resources at the library…

RETIREMENT, ESTATE PLANNING AND FINANCES

TRAVELLING SENIORS!


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