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You may scan any book you choose, so long as it follows the guidelines on this page. The book should not be in the collection * and must be a physical book that is manually scanned.* See exceptions here.
Yes. Bookshare volunteers must use their own scanner and OCR (Optical Character Recognition) software. The scanner may have built-in OCR software, or the person scanning may have the OCR software as part of a computer program.
To assist with navigating large libraries Open LORE Read allows you to create any custom collections. Go to your library and from the left menu select the Custom Collection button. Name the collection appropriately and hit enter to accept. You can also select the... more
Please download and save the book to a location that you can easily find using your web browser. Locate and unzip the book by:Locate the saved book Zip archive.Press enter or double click to open the file.Start the Compressed Folder Wizard.Mouse users can click the... more
Here are the reasons why an Uploaded Roster might be rejected: If there is required information missing that is needed before we can approve and upload the data onto the accountIf an error occurred and the uploaded file is left blank with 0 members and 0 sponsorsIf the... more
Bookshare integrated applications or devices allow members to download Bookshare content directly through the application or on the device itself. Any application that is not Bookshare integrated, the books must be downloaded through the Bookshare website itself and... more
Accommodations differ widely between postsecondary schools and high school.First, it’s up to the student to begin the accommodation process by contacting the person/office on campus in charge of accommodations; unlike high school where teachers and parents advocate for... more
Bookshare has a large collection of resources used daily in offices all over the world, including technical software manuals and other professional development materials. As one longtime member attests, "Bookshare's collection of computer and programming manuals runs... more
Bookshare has a special collection of books for students transitioning to college and beyond.
Students who independently search for, download and read when and how they want to, hold the key to a successful college experience.An individual student Bookshare membership is free; many students have both an individual membership and are on their school’s... more
Yes, a Bookshare membership is for life! It’s free for U.S. students – even those in adult education programs (see Student Qualifications). Qualified adult education programs include classes that lead to a degree or certificate. Some common qualified adult education... more
Leaving high school? Make sure you have an Individual Bookshare membership—you can use it at any school you attend in the U.S.Off to college? The Disabled Student Services office on your campus can help you get your required books in the formats you need. Many colleges... more
Yes! Once you are a Bookshare member you can continue using our service for life. No need to resubmit paperwork. Just update your student status if you are continuing your education in the U.S. to include your new school information. It may take several days for your... more
Absolutely! If you are going to college in the U.S. your Bookshare membership will continue to be free, courtesy of a grant from the U.S. Department of Education Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP).To learn more about using your Bookshare account in college,... more