How do Students Upgrade to a Full Individual Membership?

Video Tutorial: Students can Upgrade to an Individual Membership

With a full individual membership connected to the student's school account, students can access books that have been assigned to them by a teacher as well as search and download books independently. 

Members can initate the process to upgrade to a full Individual Membership account, which will be lined to the school account:

  1. Log in to member's Bookshare account.
  2. Select the My Bookshare link in the top right corner of the page.
  3. Select the Upgrade to an Individual Membership! link on the left side of the page. 
  4. Review the instructions and select the link to sign up.
  5. Complete the sign up form to upgrade to a Linked account. 

Note that for members under the age of 18, a parent or guardian must complete the sign up process. All U.S. students’ memberships are free through an award from the U.S. Department of Education Office of Special Education.