Bookshare for Schools
Supporting schools closed due to COVID-19
Is your school closed due to COVID-19? Are you preparing to move classes online? Are you wondering how you will support students who struggle to read due to a learning difference?
Bookshare® is FREE online library that makes reading easier. With Bookshare, students who struggle with reading can access books in alternative formats and customize their reading experience to suit their individual learning style. How can students read with Bookshare?
- Listen to books in audio (and customize voices and reading speed)
- Follow along with text and karaoke-style highlighting
- Enlarge font sizes, change font type, color, background, and highlighting
- Read in braille
- Read on computers, tablets, smartphones, and assistive technology devices
See how Bookshare works.
Over 800,000 Ebooks
The Bookshare library has over 800,000 titles, including textbooks, educational materials, bestsellers, award winners, college prep, young adult, and children’s books. Educators can easily and remotely assign books to students to read independently at home.
Who Qualifies for Bookshare?
To join Bookshare, students must have a qualifying disability like dyslexia, blindness, low vision, retinitis pigmentosa, and cerebral palsy. Educators can sign up all qualified students and provide unlimited access to books. Learn about qualifications.
FREE for U.S. Schools and Qualified Students
Bookshare is free for U.S. 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 U.S. students can also sign up for free personal memberships.