How do I download and open books using Kurzweil?

Kurzweil has an easy to use online search feature that makes it simple to download and read our books with either an Individual Membership or Organizational Membership account. To do this, please take the following steps:

  1. Open Kurzweil.
  2. Select Online Search.
  3. Uncheck all options except for the 2 Bookshare options.
  4. Enter the book title or author information.
  5. Select OK.
  6. Enter your Bookshare Login information.
  7. Once the book has been downloaded, select File, and Open. Select OK to open the most recent book downloaded.

*Note: Prior versions such as Version 10 and 11 will only be able to use the online search feature with Individual Membership accounts. If you are running Kurzweil on a Macintosh, it may be necessary to rename the XML file associated with each of our DAISY books with an HTML file extension. To rename it , right click the .XML file, then choose Rename from the pop-up menu. Change the XML extension to HTML.