We are open!

Brownfield Community Library is open!

We are open on Tuesdays from 12-6 PM for curbside pick up and the public can physically enter the library from 4-6 PM only. On Thursdays we are open from 12-5 PM for curbside pickup and the public can physically enter the library from 4-5 PM only. 

If you are here for curbside pickup please call the library. Please leave your returns in the drop box outside the door. 


Here is what to expect when you visit the library:
  • Returned materials will be quarantined for 72 hours before being checked in. Fines will be waived until further notice.
  • The number of patrons in the library will be limited to 5 at a time. Please be patient. 
  • We would like to encourage patrons to do their best to limit their time in the library to 15 minutes. 
  • A maximum of two families will be permitted in the children's area at one time as long as social distancing can be maintained.
  • One person down an aisle for browsing.
  • Tables and chairs will not be available at this time.
  • Public washrooms will be available.
  • One computer will be available to the public

Questions? Please contact us or see our Facebook page

National Network for Equitable Library Service (NNELS)

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Borrow titles from an online collection of accessible formats for patrons with perceptual disabilities.

The National Network for Equitable Library Services (NNELS) provides access to a growing collection of downloadable books in accessible formats for readers with print disabilities. It is a service provided by the provincial and territorial governments of Alberta, BC, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Nova Scotia, Northwest Territories, Nunavut and the Yukon, with the BC Libraries Cooperative as the service provider.

At present there are approximately 12,000 titles in the collection with more being added steadily, thanks to requests from libraries and readers. Most NNELS books are in DAISY audio format, though there are also some PDF, MP3, e-Braille and e-text titles. NNELS audio content is a combination of live narration and synthetic voice.

Using NNELS

1. Contact your local library to obtain a library card (if you do not already have one) and ask library staff to ensure you have the correct patron type added to your record, which is "Print Disabled materials allowed"
2. Follow the link to the NNELS website and click on the "Sign up" button at the top of the page.
3. Search for your local library (simply entering your city/town is an easy way to locate your local library).
4. Click on the link that says “If this is your local library, click here to log in with a valid library card from this branch.”
5. Enter your library card number and PIN.  If you do not know your pin or inf you have any problems logging in, contact your local library.

The BC Libraries Cooperative has created a video demonstrating the sign up process.

You can also watch a video demonstrating how to find and download open access books from nnels.ca.