Bookshare for Libraries
Help All Patrons Read
With over 1 million titles available in audio, large text, and braille, Bookshare makes it easy and cost effective to deliver books and services to people with reading barriers.
What can public and school libraries offer patrons with Bookshare?
Alternative formats: provide patrons with ebooks in audio, audio + highlighted text, large text, and braille
Huge collection: access over 1 million titles for students, adults, and professionals
Many-to-one lending: allow multiple patrons to access the same book at a time
NO returns required: patrons can download as many books as they like
Free apps: read on computers, tablets, smartphones, braille devices, and more
Who can use Bookshare?
To use Bookshare, patrons must have a qualified reading barrier, such as:
- Learning disabilities
- Visual impairments
- Physical disabilities
How do libraries partner with Bookshare?
School libraries in the U.S. can join for FREE through an award from the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP), U.S. Department of Education.
Public libraries purchase member blocks that can be distributed to patrons with qualifying reading barriers. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Training for Librarians
Bookshare is proud to offer Free accessibility training to librarians. Find out more here.