Bookshare and the New York Public Library

Are you a New York Public Library or Andrew Heiskell Library patron with a print disability? Are you looking for the hottest bestsellers, new releases, or job search and career advancement books?

Through an exciting partnership, library patrons with qualified print disabilities can join Bookshare for FREE!

Why join Bookshare?

  • Free access to 939,839 titles, including bestsellers, fiction, nonfiction, literature, career books and more!
  • Read books in high quality audio, large print, and digital braille
  • Read on computers, tablets, smartphones, assistive technology device, MP3 players
  • Get free Bookshare reading tools and fee-based reading tools from partners
  • Free training and support

Watch this video to learn more about Bookshare.

How to Sign Up

Start by making sure you qualify for Bookshare. Then, follow these steps:

  1. Contact the NYPL staff at or call (212) 206-5400 to obtain a promo code. 
  2. Sign up for an Individual Membership
  3. Complete the online registration form and use promo code supplied by the NYPL staff
  4. Submit Proof of Disability (learn how to provide proof of disability)

If you are an existing member with Bookshare, simply send an email to promo [at] with the promo code supplied by the NYPL staff and we will extend your subscription for free under this new agreement!

Got Questions?

Contact Bookshare.

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