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The “Read Now” link will allow you to read Bookshare books directly within your Internet browser using Bookshare Web Reader. Books will be streamed directly to your computer; there is nothing to download or install. This is one of the fastest and easiest ways to read... more
Your student access account with Bookshare allows you to access any book shared with you on a Reading List or downloaded for you by a sponsor or teacher.  If you would like full access to download Bookshare you can sign up for a full Bookshare account. For members who... more
Your student access Bookshare account allows you to access books shared with you on a Reading List, or previously downloaded for you by a sponsor.  To access a book first log into your student access account, then:Navigate to your shared Reading List either from the... more
While we greatly appreciate the generosity of those who wish to donate print books to Bookshare, limits on space, staff and funding currently prevent us from accepting them.  We suggest that you offer these books to other libraries who are actively seeking such... more
In Bookshare’s continual effort to protect our members’ information, we have updated the Bookshare website security to the most current standards. This  update is not be supported by the web browser in Read:OutLoud Bookshare Edition and does require you to use the... more
The Pac Mate device can access the updated Bookshare website once the option to "warn when page content is blocked due to security settings" is disabled. To disable this option please:Press the Alt key if you have a QX, or f4 and f5 if you have a BXLocate the Menu and... more
Currently the Web Reader requires third-party cookies to be enabled in order to access Bookshare content.  Please enable third-party cookies:On Chrome:Navigate to settingsSelect Show Advanced SettingsSelect the Content Settings button under PrivacyUncheck the Block... more
We are currently experiencing intermittent issues with our phone system that can lead to calls not being connected with our main number. If you receive this error please try contacting the Bookshare team directly:For Membership dial: 650.644.3433For Technical Support... more
Standard searchYou may want to start with a simple search in the standard search box at the top of the page.  This box searches title, author, publisher, ISBN and synopsis.  If you would like to search the entire text of the book, please use the Advanced search.... more
Welcome to the new website. What follows is a description of what’s changed from the perspective of a screen reader user.  The first significant difference you will notice is the absence of the log in email and password  prompts. To display them,... more
The New York Times Bestsellers now resides in our new Browse section. Select the Browse link from just under our standard search field.
The newspapers are now in our new Browse section.  Select the Browse link found just under our standard search and select the Newspapers and Magazines link. 
Unfortunately we are currently experiencing a bug with our Web Reader extension on Google Chromebooks that is making our books read with a German or French Text to Speech voice. We have determined that the bug is an issue with the Chromebook’s operating system itself. ... more
Bookshare Individual Memberships can now agree to the Bookshare Terms and Conditions online, and access the Proof of Disability form directly from their account.  Bookshare Organizational Membership and other forms can now be found within our Legal section at /legal/... more
The Individual Proof of Disability form can be downloaded directly from your account.  Log into Bookshare, select the My Account link and select the Proof of Disability link in the left side of the page. On this page you will find our methods for submitting Proof of... more