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When I request a book to be added, when will it be ready?Converting books into accessible format is a complex process, and we can't guarantee a specific turnaround time.  For books that are available in the NIMAC, we can usually add them to the collection within 1-2... 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 staff members will verify that the book isn't in the collection, is needed for school, and that we can acquire a copy of the correct book for conversion.  (If your request isn't needed for school, it will be put on the Wish List, which our volunteer community uses... 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
We do add textbooks as needed by students.  The textbooks must be assigned as classroom reading in an accredited educational program, including K-12 and postsecondary.  If you can send us a copy of the textbook needed (with the understanding that it will not be... more
Please be sure you have utilized the Bookshare Search to find the book.  Video of How Do I Find and Request Books from Bookshare If you do not find the exact book you want, search by Title or Author. Bookshare often has multiple and very similar versions of the same... more
We do add textbooks as needed by students.  The textbooks must be assigned as classroom reading in an accredited educational program, including K-12 and postsecondary. To begin the process please submit a Book Request.  
Yes, Bookshare has access to these files via colleges and universities through partnerships with for scanning and sharing books.Bookshare hopes to build many more partnerships with colleges and universities to legally share their scanned textbooks through Bookshare... more