Individual Memberships

July 21, 2016

There are three main types of student Bookshare accounts: Individual Memberships, Organizational Memberships, and Linked Accounts.

February 19, 2016

The two collections

The RNIB Bookshare UK education collection requires the educational organisation to create the primary account, members of staff (Sponsors) can then be added to the account along with learners (Members). Our collection contains thousands of accessible books, textbooks and images to support the UK curriculum.

July 31, 2014

The preferred method is online.

June 23, 2014

All Bookshare account deletions must be requested and resolved by our Membership team, please Request Help to begin the process.  

June 23, 2014

Prior to purchasing a subscription you will be given an opportunity to indicate that you are a student by selecting the "I am currently a U.S. Student" link from the purchase subscription page.  

Once this link is selected you will be taken to a page where you can enter your school information.  Please allow some time for our system to fully update and apply your free subscription.

June 16, 2014

Can I restrict my child's access to certain titles?

Bookshare tags some books as "adult content," which depict extreme violence or explicit sexual content.  Those books are not available to readers under 18, or adult readers who "opt out" of seeing adult content in their searches.  If you find a title that you believe should be tagged as adult content, please let us know.

June 13, 2014

To view your download history select the "My History" link from your task bar.

June 13, 2014

To change your personal information on Bookshare first log into your Bookshare account, then:

June 6, 2014

The book download limit is based on a revolving 30-day cycle.

  • If your limit is 100 books, and 100 books were downloaded on day 1, then additional books wouldn't be available until day 31.
  • If 1 book was downloaded on day 1 and 99 books were downloaded on day 2, on day 31, 1 book would be available. On day 32, 99 additional books could be downloaded.