C-Pen ReaderPens

The C-PEN ReaderPen is a portable scanning pen that reads printed text out loud using an embedded camera, a real-time optical character recognition (OCR) and natural voice text to speech (TTS). C-PEN ReaderPen is designed to assist those with reading challenges such as dyslexia, or those learning to read in English, French or Spanish.

How to Borrow

C-Pen ReaderPens can be borrowed for up to 3 weeks. You can place them on hold and choose to pick them up at any Barrie Public Library location. Limit of two “Library of Things” items per card holder.

How to Return

C-Pen ReaderPens can be returned to any Barrie Public Library location during library hours of operation.

Check out our catalogue for full product details and watch our tutorial to learn more about how they work. 

C-PEN ReaderPen

While we no longer have late fees, if the item is damaged or lost a replacement fee of $360 will be charged to the borrower's account.