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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
Where Do Bookshare Members Live?There are Bookshare members in over 70 countries around the world!ArgentinaAustraliaAustriaBelgiumBermudaBrazilCanadaChileChinaColombiaCosta RicaCroatiaCzech RepublicDenmarkEcuadorFederated States of ... more
How Many Books Are Available To Me?Bookshare is able to provide books to users outside the U.S. because publishers donate their books to Bookshare and give us permission to share those books with Bookshare members.When you are logged into your account, searching and... more
Bookshare Subscription FeesBookshare’s fee structure is based on the World Bank designation of countries as being high-income, upper-middle income, lower-middle income or lower-income.List of country income levels as determined by the World BankBookshare Fee Table
If you are using a new BrailleNote Touch device, the easiest way is to use Go Read. Learn more here.Otherwise, you'll need to use removable media such as a flash drive or memory card to copy books to a BrailleNote.If copying a DAISY book, please do the following:... more
Kurzweil has an easy to use online search feature that makes it simple to download and read our books with either an Individual Membership or Organizational Membership account. To do this, please take the following steps:Open Kurzweil.Select Online Search.Uncheck all... more
Yes. You'll first need to unzip the books if you do not know how to unzip books please see our guide on extracting Bookshare books.Kurzweil can open the OPF file associated with each of our DAISY books. Select the "Open" option from the Kurzweil "File" menu and locate... more
To read a foreign language book with Go Read’s audio you will need to install a foreign language Text to Speech engine. You can purchase foreign language Text to Speech voices in the Google Play store. Both Ivona and Acapela offer several multilingual Text to Speech... more
Android users can access Bookshare content on-the-go using Go Read, our free, open source eBook reader directly integrated with Bookshare. Phones and tablets running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and above can download Go Read from the Google Play Store.Built with... more
First verify that you can hear audio in other applications. If you cannot adjust the volume setting of your device.If your device's audio is enabled, turn on the Text to Speech engine for Read2Go by doing the following:Open Read2Go.Select Settings.Select Audio.Toggle... more
Apple offers volume purchases to approved US educational institutions. Learn more about the App Store Volume purchase program or sign up here: http://www.apple.com/itunes/education/.
To download copyrighted books, you must sign in using your Bookshare username and password set by a Bookshare sponsor or teacher, or your the email address on your Bookshare account and your case sensitive password.