Accessible library services

Mobile library

A mobile library or a library bus is a bus packed with books and other materials. There are seven mobile libraries operating in the area of North Karelia.

If you live far away from the library, there may be a mobile library stop near your home! In addition to the regular routes, the mobile libraries visit schools, day care centers and elderly housing units.

A mobile library functions like any other library: you can reserve books and other materials from any other Vaara library and pick them up from the mobile library operating in your area. You can also return books borrowed from other Vaara libraries to the mobile library.

You can find all the mobile library timetables, routes and maps from the web library.

Celia – for persons with print disabilities

Celia is a Finnish state-owned special library which produces and provides literature in accessible formats. The books are meant for people who are unable to read standard printed books due to illness or disability.

You can register as a Celia user at your own library. Celia’s book collection consists of more than 40 000 talking books, which may be borrowed and listened to free of charge over the internet. In addition to books in Finnish and Swedish, books in other languages are also available, including works in English, Estonian, French, German and Russian.

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Read more on Celia’s website.