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 34 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 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

100

Yes

Amharic

<10

No

Arabic

300

No

Basque

100

Yes

Bulgarian

10

Yes

Cantonese

<10

No

Catalan

200

Yes

Chinese

40

Yes

Czech

<10

Yes

Danish

<10

Yes

Dutch

1,100

Yes

English

590,200

Yes (including UEB)

French

1,200

Yes

German

6,400

Yes

Gujarati

200

Yes

Hebrew

<10

No

Hindi

800

Yes

Hungarian

<10

Yes

Italian

2,300

Yes

Japanese

30

No

Kannada

20

No

Korean

<10

Yes

Latin

20

No

Marathi

800

Yes

Polish

40

No

Portuguese

2,000

Yes

Russian

20

No

Spanish

16,000

Yes

Swahili

<10

No

Swedish

10

No

Tamil

300

Yes

Telugu

100

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 April 29, 2018