Bookshare for Students

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Do You Have a Reading Barrier?

Reading is a critical skill. When students cannot decode words, see text, or physically manage a book, reading and learning can be difficult.

Bookshare® lets students read their way. They can access a huge library of ebooks on devices they already use and customize the reading experience to accommodate their specific learning needs. 

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 and make it easier to read. See how Bookshare works.

FREE for US Students

Bookshare is FREE for US Students with qualifying reading barriers. Students 18 years and over can sign up on their own; parents can sign up students under 18 years of age.

Who Uses Bookshare?

Bookshare is the must-have reading tool for students with dyslexia, learning disabilities, blindness, low vision, retinitis pigmentosa, cerebral palsy, and other reading barriers. Bookshare has books for students of any age including emergent and young readers, all the way up to college students. 

To use Bookshare, students must have a qualifying disability. Learn about qualifications.


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College Bound with Bookshare

Brian was diagnosed with dyslexia in third grade. Since then, he used Bookshare and assistive technology to help him read and study. His studies took him to an Ivy League college and a bright professional career. Read Brian’s story