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There are three main types of student Bookshare accounts: Individual Memberships, Organizational Memberships, and Linked Accounts. Students with each kind of account have different download privileges and access to Reading Tools. We recommend reviewing the chart below... more
The two collectionsThe RNIB Bookshare UK education collection requires the educational organisation to create the primary account, members of staff (Sponsors) can then be added to the account along with learners (Members). Our collection contains thousands of... more
The preferred method is online.Log in to Bookshare. Select the "My Account” link. Select “Subscription” link.Enter your Visa or MasterCard information. Select the “Preview” button and verify that the information is correct. Select the “Purchase” button to make your... more
All Bookshare account deletions must be requested and resolved by our Membership team, please Request Help to begin the process.  
Prior to purchasing a subscription you will be given an opportunity to indicate that you are a student by selecting the "I am currently a U.S. Student" link from the purchase subscription page.  Once this link is selected you will be taken to a page where you can enter... more
When a volunteer's scanned or proofread book is approved into Bookshare®'s collection, both the scanner and the proofreader automatically earn Volunteer Reward Credits. These credits can be used to reduce the cost of a Bookshare membership* for a person with a... more
Can I restrict my child's access to certain titles?Bookshare tags some books as "adult content," which depict extreme violence or explicit sexual content.  Those books are not available to readers under 18, or adult readers who "opt out" of seeing adult content in... more
To view your download history select the "My History" link from your task bar.Selecting the "Available" or "Downloaded" link from the status section of a book will initiate the download onto your computer.  If the status section indicates "In Progress" our servers are... more
To change your personal information on Bookshare first log into your Bookshare account, then:Select the "My Account" link Select the "My Information" linkEnter your Bookshare email address and passwordModify the information as necessarySelect the "Save" button at the... more
The book download limit is based on a revolving 30-day cycle.If your limit is 100 books, and 100 books were downloaded on day 1, then additional books wouldn't be available until day 31.If 1 book was downloaded on day 1 and 99 books were downloaded on day 2, on day 31... more
Bookshare expects members (or parents/guardians for students less than 18 years of age) to self-certify student enrollment status, but reserves the right to request proof.For example, if a student gets an individual membership citing enrollment in a school that has... more
Yes. All Bookshare members must have a qualifying print disability.For more information about our qualifications, please visit our Qualifications Page.
Thanks to a grant funded by the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP), U.S. students and school memberships are free.For cost information on nonstudent membership, visit the what does it cost page. 
Qualifying disabilities are disabilities with a physical basis that severely inhibit or prevent an individual from reading standard print. This may be a visual impairment or blindness, a severe learning disability that affects reading, or a physical ability that... more
All Bookshare members must submit Proof of Disability to verify they qualify or Bookshare. There are several ways to submit Proof of Disability depending upon the type of membership.For educators creating a new organizational membership, you will be guided to the... more