How do I create an Individual Membership for my student?

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

A sponsor can set a limited access username and password to allow a member to log in and access books shared on a Reading List.  Once the member logs in they can select the "Want to read more books?" link found on the right side of their My Bookshare page to learn how to activate it 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" 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.  

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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