Bookshare for Schools

Students in classroom with tablets

Are your students reading at grade level?

For students with dyslexia, blindness, cerebral palsy, and other disabilities, print books can be impediments to reading. Even audio books may not provide the level of support students need.

Bookshare® lets students read their way. They can read ebooks on devices they already use and customize the experience to accommodate their specific learning needs. Educators can help students to read in ways that work for them by getting all their books in easy-to-read Bookshare formats by creating a free school account. 

Make Reading Easier

Readers can experience Bookshare ebooks many different ways:

  • Listen to books with high quality audio
  • See text and follow along with word-level highlighting
  • Adjust reading speed, font, and color
  • Enlarge font size
  • Read in braille
  • Add bookmarks and notes
  • Take advantage of partners apps and study tools

Bookshare ebooks provide more reading options than other ebooks or audio books. See how Bookshare works.

FREE for US Schools and Qualified Students

Educators can create FREE Bookshare memberships for K-12 public and private schools, colleges and universities, trade schools, Perkins School for the Blind, and Hadley School for the Blind to support students with reading barriers. Qualified US students can also sign up for free personal memberships. 

Who Uses Bookshare?

Bookshare is the must-have reading tool for students with specific learning disabilities in the area of reading like dyslexia, blindness, low vision, retinitis pigmentosa, cerebral palsy, and other reading barriers. To use Bookshare, students must have a qualifying disability. Learn about qualifications.

Erin O’Leary & Mary Cotillo

The School That Reads

Educators Erin O’Leary and Mary Cotillo have created a culture of reading at Horace Mann Middle School and inspired even their most reluctant readers. Read their story