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 44 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

160

Yes

Amharic

<10

No

Arabic

320

No

Basque

310

Yes

Bengali

<10

Yes

Bulgarian

10

Yes

Cantonese

10

No

Catalan

330

Yes

Chinese

50

Yes

Czech

<10

Yes

Danish

<10

Yes

Dutch

1,500

Yes

English

682,000

Yes (including UEB)

Filipino

<10

No

Finnish

10

Yes

French

1,750

Yes

German

8,900

Yes

Greek, Modern

70

Yes

Gujarati

210

Yes

Hebrew

<10

No

Hindi

920

Yes

Hungarian

<10

Yes

Indonesian

<10

No

Italian

3,170

Yes

Japanese

60

No

Kannada

50

No

Korean

10

Yes

Latin

30

No

Marathi

910

Yes

Norwegian

10

Yes

Polish

190

No

Portuguese

3,200

Yes

Romanian

10

Yes

Russian

20

No

Sinhala

30

Yes

Slovenian

<10

Yes

Spanish

22,800

Yes

Swahili

<10

No

Swedish

30

No

Tamil

380

Yes

Telugu

190

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 June 4, 2019