Help Your Students Get an Individual Membership

Video Tutorial: Add Individual Membership to Student Accounts Youtube icon

If a student is on the roster of an existing Organizational Membership:

Adding an Individual Membership to your student's account allows them to find and read books independently from the full Bookshare collection, in addition to those assigned by teachers. Adding the Individual Membership is free and easy!

Individual Memberships can be initiated by either the Sponsor or parent (for student's under 18.) The parent or guardian can log into the student's account using the student's username and password that was created when the student was added to the account. Learn more about adding student log in information. Once logged in, they can select the "Upgrade to an Individual Membership" link found on the left side of their My Bookshare page to learn how to upgrade to a full Individual Membership.

Or a sponsor on the account can follow these steps to provide an Activation ID to the student:

  1. Log into your Bookshare account.  
  2. Select the "My Bookshare" link.  
  3. Select the "Members" link and place a check mark next to the student's name.  
  4. Select the "Add Individual Membership" link from the drop down menu under the "More Options" button at the bottom of the page. 

On the next screen, you will be given the option to email or download and print the instructions for online registration form with the student's information. For faster processing, select the email option.

If a student is not on a roster of an Organizational Membership:

They can sign up independently by selecting the "Sign Up" button from the homepage and completing the online registration process. This will include submitting Proof of Disability, for which we are currently offering a paperless option.  

Note that for students under the age of 18 years, a parent or guardian must complete the process. All US students Memberships are free through an award from the U.S. Department of Education Office of Special Education.  

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