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To add members and sponsors to your organizational membership, log in and go to “My Bookshare.”To add Sponsors:Select the “Sponsors” link.Select the “Add a Sponsor” button.Complete the form with the Sponsor’s information.Each new Sponsor will receive a welcome email... more
If your student already has an individual account for Bookshare that you would like to link the account to your organization please do the following: Log into your Bookshare account Select the "'My Bookshare" link Select the "Members" link to go to your members list ... more
Yes. Members will be prompted to renew their membership within two weeks of expiration.If you are a U.S. student with a free individual membership please:Log inSelect My Account,Go to the Student Status option Update the appropriate informationThe renewal will be... more
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 tme. 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
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