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To listen to our books on your NLS Player you'll need to first download the book in DAISY Audio format. If this is your first time downloading a book in DAISY Audio, please update your download preferences in your account.Update your audio download preferences:Log in... more
If you would like to purchase a new Bookshare® membership or renewal for someone who has a qualifying print disability, such as visual impairment, learning disability or physical disability please Contact Us.The annual membership fee is $50. A Bookshare membership... more
Our special collections are constantly updating, please view our options at Special Collections.
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
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
Video Tutorial: Browse for Books × To browse the Bookshare collection, select the Browse link located underneath the search field at the top of the webpage. Not quite sure... more
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 an individual book, you'll find a link... more
Learn about our collectionBookshare makes 989,027 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
Navigation AbilityBooks that support all of the navigation of the DAISY format include more capabilities than books on tape, such as:Book skimming: Readers "navigate" forward or backward by word, paragraph, page or chapter, so they can easily skim through the book to... 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
Image Description volunteers advance the accessibility of the Bookshare collection by describing images in textbooks and childrens' books, using our open-source Poet Image Description tool developed by our DIAGRAM Center. Since we launched Poet in 2012, our volunteers... more
Unfortunately, currently Bookshare does require a unique email address for each person's account. If the schools you work with are all within the same school district, it may be best to create a single district wide account.However, if you work with multiple districts... 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
Bookshare is compatible with many AT devices, see our full compatibility list here.