Learning at Home during COVID-19 (for parents)

The following resource for parents will help students with dyslexia, blindness, cerebral palsy, and other reading barriers to continue learning during school closures.

If your child has a qualifying reading barrier and does not have Bookshare access, learn how to get a free Bookshare membership.


Make Sure Your Child Has a Bookshare Account

Follow these steps to get Bookshare books to students in formats like audio, audio + highlighted text, braille, and large font.

School Account

A school account allows your child to log in and read books shared with or assigned to them by their teacher. Learn how to access assigned books from a school account.

Individual Membership

Individual Memberships allow students to find and read their own books, and, if the memberships are connected to their school account, students can also read books assigned by their teachers. Upgrading to an Individual Membership is free. Learn how.


Find Books

Standard Search

Enter your search term in the Search box at the top of every page. You can search by title, author, publisher, and ISBN. Learn how to use standard search.

Advanced Search

Select Advanced Search under the Search box. You’ll be given more options to narrow your search, and you can filter by category. Learn how to use advanced search.


Choose Browse under the search term box. Browse allows you to find collections of books arranged by topics. Learn more about the Browse page.


Read Books

Bookshare Web Reader

Students can read books directly in a web browser with Bookshare Web ReaderLearn how to use Bookshare Web Reader.

Popular Reading Devices

Bookshare also supports popular reading devices like tablets, smartphones, Chromebooks, computers, and AT devices. The Reading Tool Wizard can help you find the device that best matches your child's reading style. Try it now.


Request a Book

If a book is not in the library, you can fill out the Request a Book form.

Note: You will need to log in to your account to request a book.


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Parent's Shortcut Guide

Download the one-page Parent’s Shortcut Guide with steps to help your child get the most out of Bookshare.

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Find free and paid books from other libraries and publishers, as well as access to Bookshare's nearly 10,000 public domain books that can be read by anyone! Find more books.


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