Books By Language

Books Available in Many Languages

While English is the predominant language for the titles in Bookshare®, there are titles available now in 32 other languages, and growing!  These titles are available to all members based on the distribution rights that our publishers define. As such, the number of books available to a member in one country may vary from that which a member in another country will see.

You can Browse by Language, or use the Advanced Search and filter to a specific language.

How Many Books Are in Each Language?

The table below shows an approximate number of books per language, and is updated regularly. If your language is not listed below, don't worry; books are added to the collection every day. If you have a specific language or publisher in mind who might provide more titles in that language, please Contact Us.

Language

# of Books

Can I get BRF?

Afrikaans

80

Yes

Arabic

300

Yes

Basque

110

No

Bulgarian

10

Yes

Cantonese

<10

No

Catalan

150

Yes

Chinese

40

Yes

Czech

<10

No

Danish

<10

Yes

Dutch

630

No

English

497,850

Yes (including UEB)

French

760

Yes

German

4,590

Yes

Gujarati

80

Yes

Hebrew

<10

No

Hindi

650

Yes

Hungarian

<10

Yes

Italian

1,210

Yes

Japanese

20

No

Kannada

<10

No

Korean

<10

Yes

Latin

10

No

Marathi

120

Yes

Polish

40

No

Portuguese

960

Yes

Russian

20

No

Spanish

12,100

Yes

Swedish

10

No

Tamil

360

Yes

Telugu

30

Yes

Turkish

20

Yes

Vietnamese

<10

Yes

Welsh

<10

Yes

Bookshare utilizes the open source Liblouis Braille translator for our BRF.  Visit Liblouis to find out you can help add additional languages to this list. Learn more about our Braille offerings in the Braille Central.

Last Updated January 3, 2017