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Adults, who qualifies for Bookshare?

Bookshare is for people who find it difficult to process or comprehend printed words, see text in books or on a screen, or physically manage printed books or reading devices.

To become a Bookshare member, a professional with appropriate expertise must confirm that the person has a qualifying condition such as:

Learning or Reading Disabilities such as dyslexia that significantly interferes with decoding words and reading comprehension.

Visual Impairments such as blindness, low vision, macular degeneration, and other types of vision loss that make it difficult to see words on a page or screen or read without enlarged font, audiobooks, or braille.

Physical Disabilities that make it difficult to hold a book, turn pages, move their heads, or physically manage a book.

Learn more about who can certify Bookshare eligibility.

Reciprocal Membership Agreements

Membership to Learning Ally or the National Library Service (NLS), or a similar body outside the U.S., can serve as verification of eligibility.

Learn about How to sign up or return to the Adults Get Started Guide.

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