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Diverse learners' library guide: Accessible books from Celia

Celia - accessible library

Celia is a national library for accessible literature and publishing

Celia works towards equality for persons with print disabilities, in terms of access to literature and information.

What do you get by registering as Celia's customer?

  • You can borrow and listen to talking books from Celia's collection.
  • If a coursebook is not already in Celia's collection, you can make an acquisition request. You need to be registered as an attending student in a Bachelor's or a Master's degree programme or to be a student at open university of applied sciences.

Learn more about Celia's web services .

Register as Celia's customer

You can register for Celia’s services via any Haaga-Helia campus library. Make an appointment for Celia registration .

You do not need to present a written proof of print disability at the time of registration. Celia reserves the right to check that you are eligible to use Celia's services. 

If you have registered for Celia's services, you can transfer your customership to any city library after graduating from Haaga-Helia. To do that, visit your local city library branch.

Listen to Celia's talking books with mobile devices

Listen with mobile devices

Pratsam Reader application (instructions in Finnish) is a free application for listening to talking books with tablet or smart phone. The app is available for iPhone, iPad, and Android devices.

Videos on Pratsam Reader on YouTube (in Finnish)

Listen to Celia's talking books on computer

Listen with computer

You can listen to Celia's talking books by streaming online. You can also download talking books to your computer. You need a separate program to listen to the downloaded books. These programs are often not free.

Instructions on listening with a computer are available on Celia's website (in Finnish) .

Saavutettavuusseloste / Accessibility Statement