Adults at the Library

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

Northumberland County Directory of Accessibility Servicespdf

Special Services & Collections

The library carries many services and special collections. Browse these services below...

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 »

Comprehensive e-Resources Collections @ the Library!
eResources are any kind of information that can be viewed, downloaded, transferred or stored to a computer, laptop or a mobile device (MP3 player, iPod, eReader, iPhone, etc). These resources include eBooks, eAudiobooks and online articles & databases. Your library card gives you access to a variety of digital resources.

Find e-resources on the library website »

Accessible Services

The library is committed to providing equal access for all members of the community to information, lifelong learning, literacy, and the love of reading.

Patrons with Print Disabilities

Centre for Equitable Library Access Collection


Brighton Public Library offers a collection of over 230,000 books, magazines, newspapers and described videos in a choice of formats for people with a print disability.

  • Lots of choice including current bestsellers, award-winners and classics
  • Fiction, non-fiction, self-help, business and more
  • Books for kids, teens and adults
  • Books in audio, braille or accessible e-book formats
  • Download books or receive home delivery by mail


Access to the CELA collection is available to people who are unable to read conventional print due to a disability, which includes:

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.


Access to the collection is offered in a number of ways

  • Download books to your computer or mobile device, such as an iPhone
  • Download books to a DAISY player over a wireless connection without using a computer
  • Receive audio CDs, Braille or described movies through your local branch or by mail directly to your home.


Contact the library for more information or visit the CELA website at

Visiting Library Service
The Visiting Library service is available to patrons who are no longer physically able to come in to the building. A volunteer from Friends of Brighton Public Library will meet with the patron in their home or residence to discuss their reading tastes. Books will then be signed out to the patron and exchanged by the volunteer.

Contact the Library or Friends of the Library for more information on this service »

Computer Services

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
Government Programs & Services
Health & Wellness
Online Magazines for Seniors
Reading and Writing Resources
Retirement, Estate Planning and Finances
Travelling Seniors