Kanopy offers a wide range of independent films, classic cinema, documentaries, educational videos, children’s shows and foreign films. You can borrow 5 Kanopy titles each month. Access to Kanopy Kids is unlimited.
CELA (Centre for Equitable Library Service) offers books, magazines & newspapers in accessible formats for people with print disabilities. The Collection includes award winners, best sellers, fiction and non-fiction with a special emphasis on Canadian authors and stories, and favourites for kids and teens. Patrons have access to close to 50 newspapers and 150 DAISY magazines which are available on the same day they are published.
National Network for Equitable Library Service. NNELS is a growing collection of downloadable audiobooks and other accessible formats available for people with print disabilities. NNELS titles can be used on a wide variety of devices, including computers/ laptops, iPads, iPhones, Android devices, MP3 players, DAISY readers, and can also be burned on to CDs or copied to USB flash drives. Cape Breton Regional Library has made many NNELS titles available on DAISY-CDs. Contact your Library to register for NNELS and then search the NNELS website for books.
Part of CBRL’s Nova Scotia Collection, the diaries of Melvin S. Huntington were donated to the W.W. Lewis Memorial Library in Louisbourg. The Library has transcribed these diaries to make them available online to a wider audience.
The McLennan family helped to nuture the arts, culture, and heritage of Cape Breton. Read more about eh family’s business enterprises, the estate at Petersfield and the family’s role in the restoration of the Fortress of Louisbourg.
This exhibit tells the story of Charles Freeman, who served as the American Consul in Sydney from 1911 until 1924, using the documents and images he and his family left behind, while exploring the Cape Breton history of that time.