Scanning Home

You can make a book accessible if you are willing to scan the file and submit it to Bookshare. You'll need a computer, a scanner, Optical Character Recognition software, and a love of books. This volunteer position is typically done remotely.

How to Scan a Book

Make your scan the best it can be

How to Select a Book to Scan

Learn  what kinds of books we accept and where you can get them

How to Submit a Book for Proofreading

Once you've scanned the book, here's how to make it available for volunteers to proofread

Book Information Pages

These are the pages you'll fill in with information about the book you've scanned

Scanning FAQs

All of your frequent scanning questions answered!