The Digital Library

In the early 1990s the CNIB Library began to reinvent itself for the digital age, creating an online catalogue, automating circulation, and transforming its resources into digital formats.  Through the early 2000s the Library worked with Microsoft Canada to use digital technology to recreate every aspect of its operations.  By 2007, the Library held 60,000 titles and 400,000 items/copies in its physical collection; its electronic collection contained more than 25,000 resources, including books, magazines, and newspapers.  This material was available in nine different formats: braille, print-braille, tactile, DAISY audio, online digital audio, online resources, e-text, e-braille, and descriptive video.  Clients could receive their reading material by mail, online, and through their local public library.