How do I assign books to members so they can read them on their own?

Sponsors assign books to Organizational Members using the Assign & Read feature and/or Reading List so they can read books with Bookshare Web Reader or their favorite reading tool. Please note that Organizational Members can only read books assigned to them by Sponsors.

To use Assign & Read

Video Tutorial: Assign Books with Assign & Read Youtube icon

  1. Log in to your Sponsor account.
  2. Search or browse for a book and then select the “Assign” button.
  3. Select the name(s) of the student(s) to whom you wish to assign this book and select “Assign.” 

To create and share a Reading List:

Video Tutorial: How to Create Reading Lists Youtube icon

  1. Log in to your Sponsor account. 
  2. Select the My Bookshare link in the top right corner of the screen. 
  3. Select the My Reading Lists link on the left side of the page.
  4. Select the Create button on the bottom of the page. 
  5. Enter in a name for the reading list. Under the Sharing section, select "Member" to share the list between you and your student(s), or "Org" to allow other Sponsors to view and add books.
  6. Select the Save button to create the list. 
  7. Check the box to the left of your students’ names, then select the Add Selected Members button on the bottom of the page.

To add books to a Reading List:

  1. Log in to your Sponsor account. 
  2. Select the My Bookshare link in the top right corner of the screen. 
  3. Select the My Reading Lists link on the left side of the page.
  4. Select the name of your Reading List.
  5. Select the Add Books button on the bottom of the page. 
  6. Enter the title, author, or ISBN of the book you'd like to add, then select the Search button.
  7. Check the box to the left of the book’s title, then select the Assign Books button.

To learn more about assigning books please visit the Assign Books section of the Learning Center