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All Bookshare members can create Reading Lists to organize their books into different collections.To create a Reading List:Log in to your Bookshare account.Select the My Bookshare link in the top right corner of the page.Select the My Reading Lists link on the left... 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, please install Go Read.Currently our Daisy files cannot be read using a Kindle or Nook other than the Nook HD. To comply with copyright law, Bookshare books must be provided in a specialized format... 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
For an overview of how to search for Books on Bookshare, please refer to the video tutorial: Video of How Do I Find and Request Books from Bookshare Using the advanced search is a quick and easy way to find the books you are looking for.Collection to Search: By... more
Bookshare's powerful full text search capability searches for a word or phrase in the titles, authors' names, and contents of all books in the library. Just enter a word or phrase in the search box at the top of any page.For more details on searching, see the Find... more
The latest Victor Reader Stream includes built in Wifi allowing Bookshare users to log in, search, and download Bookshare content directly on the device itself. If you have this device click here for more information.If you wish to use a computer to download and... more
Before opening Read&Write Gold, download a book from our website in DAISY format:Open your web browser and log in to your Bookshare account.Locate a book to download.Download the book in DAISY text or DAISY with Images format. Unzip the compressed book folder. For... more