Search Help Center

Teachers can manage a student's Individual Membership account and link it to their school account. This permission enables teachers to assign books to Individual Members and to help manage accounts, such as renewing subscriptions, resetting passwords, and updating... more
There are three main types of student Bookshare accounts: Individual Memberships, Organizational Memberships, and Linked Accounts. Students with each kind of account have different access to the full Bookshare collection. We recommend reviewing the chart below to help... more
Yes! Bookshare has many international members, including both adults and students. Bookshare partners with a number of international organizations that can help members submit Proof of Disability and/or may provide financial assistance. Check if your organization is... 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
Sponsors can now renew a student's individual membership by first logging into their account, then:Select the Members linkSelect the Renew link found under the member's Membership columnComplete the prompts to update the student's informationAdditionally if a sponsor... more
Bookshare members can have two types of accounts: Organizational and Individual Memberships.Organizational Members may access only the books assigned to them by a sponsor or teacher on their organizational account. They cannot find and read books on their own.... more
Video Tutorial: Upgrade Your Student Account with an Individual Membership × With a full individual membership connected to the student's school account, students can read books... 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
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
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 such as name, password, email or address 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... 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
Yes. All Bookshare members must have a qualifying print disability.For more information about our qualifications, please visit our Qualifications Page.
The default number of downloads per 30 days is 100 books.The book download limit is based on a 30 day cycle that starts on the day you download your first book. If for example, your download is 100, and 100 books were downloaded on day 1, additional books wouldn’t be... more