Search Help Center
If you select “periodicals” from the “select search Mode” combo box, the next item in the dialog is an edit box in to which you can enter a “periodical ID”. Each periodical in the Bookshare collection contains a numerical ID you can use to quickly access it. Enter the... more
When you choose “Books” from the “Select Search Mode” combo box described above, the next item in the dialog is “Select Search Method”. Press “Space” to choose between “Search word” and “Category search”. When you choose to “Search word”, the next item in the dialog is... more
The latest Victor Reader Stream model includes built in Wifi allowing Bookshare members to log into, search, and download Bookshare content directly on the device.First enable the Bookshare service by:Press the Menu Key (#7) until you locate the "Online Services"... more
No, Bookshare does not require proof of purchase of the printed text.
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, educators can download books for their students at home and burn them on a CD or copy the files to a flash drive if they wish. Sponsors cannot share their password with others, but they can log in to Bookshare from any computer that has internet access.
Students without computer access can read Bookshare books in a number of ways. Braille or large print users can get their materials embossed or printed by the school or accessible media center. Digital content can be put on media (like CDs) and played in inexpensive... more
The Internet Archive is a partner collection that Bookshare members can use to search for books outside of the Bookshare collection. The Internet Archive has a large collection of books, including over 3 million DAISY titles, including periodicals and older reference... more
Downloaded book files from an organizational account are meant for a particular qualified registered student. It is acceptable to project a limited portion of the book in a classroom for an assignment as long as the educator is not physically giving copies to students... more
Bookshare encourages people with print disabilities to get access to all the resources they need in order to read. For this reason, we recommend that Bookshare members also consider joining Learning Ally and the National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled... more
Through a partnership with TechAdapt Inc., you can order a Bookshare book in embossed Braille. Anyone in the United States can order these embossed books; you do not need to be a Bookshare Member.Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the book title, author, and ISBN... more
Yes, Bookshare has general information brochures for distribution. Additionally, all forms and information pertaining to membership can be found on this site. If you need to request materials, please contact us.To learn more, please take a look at our How to Guides.
Because of copyright restrictions, Members are permitted to download Bookshare books for their own personal use only, and sharing is strictly prohibited.Bookshare uses Digital Rights Management (DRM) technology and contractual agreements with Members to maximize... more
Due to the constraints of copyright law, we cannot provide access to copyrighted books for training purposes. However, Bookshare contains more than 10,000 freely available titles (e.g. public domain or Creative Commons licensed) that anyone can access, and these can be... more
Yes, Bookshare offers recurring webinars on various topics related to accessing the Bookshare digital library. Learn more about training by visiting our Training page.