Is Bookshare only for students in the U.S.?
No! Bookshare membership extends to both adults and non-U.S. students across the world that qualify for Bookshare based on a qualifying print disability.
In addition to the many school-related materials, Bookshare boasts a Special Collection specifically for adults. This section includes:
- New York Times Bestsellers
- The Big Read
- Mark Zuckerberg's A Year in Books
- Oprah's Book Club
- Resources for Returning Veterans
- Time Magazine's All Time 100 Novels
If you have a qualifying print disability, you will need to purchase an annual subscription. A Bookshare subscription costs $75 for the first year ($50 annually + $25 setup) and then $50 every year thereafter. Once you’ve purchased your subscription, and provided proof of disability you’ll have unlimited access to Bookshare’s collection.
If you live outside the U.S., Bookshare partners with a number of international organizations that can help members submit Proof of Disability or pay for their subscription, although you’re also welcome to sign up apart from a partner group. Check if your organization is partnering with Bookshare on our Membership Partners page. International members in lower income countries may also be eligible for a discounted subscription fee.