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If you were originally registered for Bookshare as an Organizational Member (e.g. a student at a school), your Bookshare Sponsor can provide you an Activation ID that will link your new Individual Membership to the Organization. With this Activation ID your... more
If your student is having trouble finding the Reading List you created for them, please log in to your Bookshare account and verify a few settings on the Reading List. Assigned MembersOnly members of the Reading List can view the list in their account. To make sure a... more
Unfortunately, Individual Members cannot share with other members at this time. While this is a feature we would like to add in the future, we don't have a timeline for when this might be made available.
To add books to a Reading List: Log in to your Bookshare account.In the Search box, enter the title of the book you need.Select the book title.Select "Add to Reading List."Select the correct Reading List and select "Add."If you do not currently have a Reading List, or... more
Video Tutorial: Create Reading Lists × All Bookshare members can create Reading Lists to organize their books into different collections.To create a Reading List:Log in to... more
There are now two ways to add books to a Reading List, from the general Bookshare search and from within the reading list itself. If you haven't created a Reading List already, please visit our How do I create a Reading List? page in the Help Center first. Sponsors on... more
Yes. You can copy Bookshare books to other media for the purposes of transferring the book to the qualified Member selected when the book is downloaded. While the media containing the books may change, books must stay in the possession of the qualified Member.
When you download a book, Bookshare recommends saving it rather than opening it directly.When you choose the open option, it's easy to lose track of your books. Bookshare recommends that you create a folder just for books and always save books to that folder.If you... more
Mac users can read books using the Bookshare Web Reader, or a Daisy player such as Kurzweil 3000 or other software capable of reading Bookshare DAISY text.If you do not wish to use a Daisy player and prefer VoiceOver, you can read Bookshare books in your Mac web... more
To change the download preference for Individual Members:Log in to your Bookshare account.Search for a book.Locate the download drop down menu and select Set Preferences.Select your audio preference and select OK.You can now select the Audio option and the download... more
It is possible to choose the format of our BRF books. They can be formatted for a refreshable braille display or a braille embosser, and provided in either contracted or uncontracted braille.To adjust these options on Individual Memberships:Log into BookshareSelect the... more
To comply with Copyright law, our books must be provided in a specialized format that makes them accessible to people with print disabilities. We know that some subscribers want to read our books on a portable eReader such as the Kindle or Nook. These devices do not... more
Please note that you only need to unzip our books if you're downloading them in the following formats:DAISY (Text or Images)BRFAudio (MP3 or DAISY Audio)You do not need to unzip books if you are using an app (such as Read2Go) or Web Reader. To unzip a book using... more
If you are using a Nook HD, you can use it to access Bookshare material with the free app Go Read.Currently Bookshare's DAISY files cannot be read with a Kindle or Nook other than the Nook HD. To comply with copyright law, Bookshare books must be provided in a... more
Yes, Bookshare books can be opened in Braille2000, into Duxbury or MegaDots and embossed. Each book needs to be downloaded by an authorized Sponsor and associated with an individual student. Schools have the option to download the books and provide them to transcribers... more