Membership Overview


Bookshare® provides the world’s largest online library of accessible reading materials for people with print disabilities. Individuals can sign up for membership and access the library on their own. Organizations that serve individuals with print disabilities (schools, libraries, community centers, etc.) can sign up and provide access to their students or clients.

A Bookshare membership offers unlimited access to accessible books, textbooks, newspapers and magazines. Additionally, free access technology makes it easy to read books with a computer.

Through an award from the U.S. Department of Education Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP), Bookshare offers free memberships to U.S. schools and qualifying U.S. students. Read more about the OSEP award.

In this section:

  • Membership Options
    Information and sign up links for individuals and organizations.
  • Qualifications
    Guidelines on who qualifies for Bookshare and who has the credentials to make that determination.
  • Gift Memberships
    Information on purchasing a gift membership for someone with a qualifying disability.
  • International
    Information about Bookshare’s globally available books and links to information for specific countries.