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Standard searchYou may want to start with a simple search in the standard search box at the top of the page.  This box searches title, author, publisher, ISBN and synopsis.  If you would like to search the entire text of the book, please use the Advanced search.... more
You will need to be logged into your Bookshare account and be a member from the U.S. We appreciate when you search the collection before making a request. If you're new to searching the collection, we have tips that can help. Note that Bookshare may have alternate... more
Our special collections are constantly updating, please view our options at Special Collections.
Locate the ISBN for the student edition of the textbook (it’s a 10 or 13 digit number on the back of the book or on the copyright page).  Type it into the standard search box at the top of the page. If you don’t get the result you need, you may be able to find... more
If you know the exact book you want, we recommend using the Advanced Search page to search by author and title. If the book you want doesn’t come up, broaden your search by removing author or title. If you get too many results, narrow by adding publisher or words you... more
Not quite sure what you're looking for?  Our special collections are constantly updating, please view our options at Special Collections.
Bookshare is committed to improving the quality of books within our collection, and you can help us by reporting problems that you encounter.You will need to be logged in to file a book quality report.  On the catalog page of the individual book, you'll find a link... more
Learn about our collectionBookshare makes 583,918 books available to qualifying print-disabled members.  We serve a wide range of readers by making accessible books of many different kinds textbooks, best-sellers and award winners in all genres, how-to and business... more
Yes! The Wish List is a list of books that have been requested by our members for reading outside of the classroom.   We encourage volunteers to check this list regularly and choose titles to scan and proof.  Adding a Wist List title guarantees that you will make... more
Enter multiple search terms separated by a comma (but no space) to find all books that contain ALL of those terms. For example:  horse, tiger returns all books containing BOTH "horse" and "tiger".Use quotation marks to search for a phrase. For example: "French cooking... more
Yes, Bookshare has a growing collection of books for early elementary readers.  Please note not all Bookshare Books include grade information yet.  Please use the Bookshare advanced search to designate the reading level of books you wish to search.  Additionally... more
For an overview of how to search for Books on Bookshare, please refer to the video tutorial: Video of How Do I Find and Request Books from Bookshare Using the advanced search is a quick and easy way to find the books you are looking for.Collection to Search: By... more
Bookshare's powerful full text search capability searches for a word or phrase in the titles, authors' names, and contents of all books in the library. Just enter a word or phrase in the search box at the top of any page.For more details on searching, see the Find... more