The Spruce Grove Public Library is committed to creating an inclusive environment so all individuals can access and participate in the library through our programs, services and space (virtual and in-person).
Accessibility Services available at SGPL:
The library recognizes the need, at times, to have specially-trained animals that assist persons with disabilities. To balance customer needs with health and safety concerns, only service animals may visit the library. Service animals are working animals, not "pets," and include therapy animals (e.g. Emotional Support Animals). Further details can be found under the FAQ page.
SGPL has main doors that open with the push of a button. The library is all located on one floor at ground floor level with no stairs or elevators required to access our collections or programs. The parking lot also has two accessible stalls right at the front doors.
Library too bright or too noisy? We now have Calming Supports Kits to make your library experience more enjoyable.
We have sunglasses and noise-cancelling headphones (for both adults and kids sizes). We also have weighted lap pads, sensory seat cushions, fidget toys and other sensory items. These kits are for use in-house for adults and kids that may need adaptations for their visit. Just ask at the front desk.
We have Communication Visual Menus available at the Front Desk to aid as a communication tool with non-verbal and hard of hearing patrons and improve their library experience. If preferred, you can bring your own copy with you.
Full-page magnifying readers are available for in-house use. Find them at the Information Desk.
The library can be noisy sometimes. We have noise cancelling headphones and earplugs available for use in the library at the Circulation Desk.
A print disability is a learning, physical or visual disability that prevents a person from reading conventional print. It can be temporary or permanent. More specifically, a print disability can be a:
- Learning disability: An impairment relating to comprehension
- Physical disability: The inability to hold or manipulate a book
- Visual disability: Severe or total impairment of sight or the inability to focus or move one’s eyes
We have a variety of collections, tools and services to support you. Including:
- Large print books
- Audiobooks on CD and MP3 (DAISY compatible)
- Digital Audiobooks and eBooks available through Hoopla, Libby (formerly known as Overdrive), Alberta eBooks, Cloud Library
- DAISY players (CELA patrons only)
- Kobo reader (CELA patrons only)
Looking for even more? SGPL is also connected to:
- the Centre for Equitable Library Access (CELA) &
- the National Network for Equitable Library Service (NNELS)
To register with these organizations, you will need a current library card. Once registered, you can access these additional resources:
- Accessible Books, eBooks, magazines, and newspapers;
- Downloadable content for your computer, smart device, and DAISY (Digital Accessible Information System) player;
- CD and Braille formats delivered by mail;
- Bookshare, the world’s largest accessible online digital library, a filled in copy of this form is required for Bookshare access;
- Bilingual collections and services.
For assistance registering for these services, call 780-962-4423 (ext. '103') or email email@example.com
Program age recommendations are simply a guideline for content. Everyone is welcome to attend, regardless of age or ability!
These programs are for everyone. Online programs will be captioned.
If you require another access service to fully participate or have any questions about accessibility, please contact the Programming Team at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 780-962-4423 ext. 0.
To ensure the best experience, please try to contact us at your soonest convenience.
We invite you to experience our Sensory Corner, located in the Children's Area but accessible to users of all ages and abilities. Provided by the Foundation for Cohesive Communities.
Carts and rolling baskets are available in-house to help you, whilst browsing the library.
Now it's even easier to get to the library and all around Spruce Grove!
Did you know Spruce Grove has on-demand local transit?
With no fixed schedule or route, customers choose their pick up times and locations by booking their trip through the app, online, or by calling. And, with more stop locations and longer service hours it’s easier than ever to get around Spruce Grove. Check it out at www.sprucegrove.org/OnDemandTransit
Many of our washrooms are gender-inclusive for anyone to use, regardless of their gender identity or presentation. Our washrooms all have changing tables available.
For more information and requests for accommodation:
- Complete an Ask Us a Question form
- Call us at 780-962-4423