Welcome to Bookshare

Books Without Barriers

Accessible Books and Periodicals for Readers with Print Disabilities

  • Bookshare® is free for all U.S. students with qualifying disabilities, thanks to an award from the U.S. Department of Education Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP).
  • Bookshare dramatically increases the accessibility of books. People with disabilities deserve the same ease of access to books and periodicals that people without disabilities enjoy.
  • A searchable online library. Bookshare offers approximately 90,000 digital books, textbooks, teacher-recommended reading, periodicals and assistive technology tools.
  • Readers of all ages. Bookshare offers affordable membership, unlimited library privileges and a community of Members, Volunteers, parents, publishers and authors

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Professional Development Workshops

Bookshare offers Professional Development Workshops for your staff! These workshops are hands-on, highly interactive, and held at the location of your choice. Learn more about how you can schedule a workshop today!

New & Improved Bookshare Training Materials. Pick one and check it out. These are terriffic ..Promise!

1) IRIS Center Training Module
IRIS Module: Bookshare. http://iris.peabody.vanderbilt.edu/bs/chalcycle.htm
The IRIS Center at Vanderbilt University offers special education resources and materials—validated instructional strategies, research-to-practice strategies, best practices and more..

2) Demonstration Accounts
With a Bookshare demonstration account anyone can “try out” downloading and reading freely available Bookshare books without proof of disability.
Register to use the account so that when there are updates to the Bookshare we can contact you to update your demo account as well.
There are two demonstration accounts: one for Organizational Members (that allow you to create a sample student rosters and download books for students) and one for Individual Members. Try it out: sign up for one or both of the Bookshare demonstration accounts.

3) YouTube “Learn It Now” Videos and Training Guides
Find brief “Learn It Now” videos on YouTube. These videos were created by The Bookshare Team and are updated regularly.
In addition to learning how to use ReadOutLoud for Individuals, and for ReadOutLoud for Educators, there is a video about using the Read2Go IOS application.

Bookshare Technical Guide


The purpose of this technical guide is to assist the IT departments of schools or school districts in

setting up the necessary hardware, software, and systems so that teachers and students can

easily access, download, use and save Bookshare® books.

Remember ....

Membership in Bookshare is free to all qualified students in the U.S.

No More Tears

Bookshare App for downloading digital books and textbooks.

Easy to use app for "flipping" the text from a Daisy format to Digital text"

iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch Users Can Read Bookshare Books with Read2Go

Read2Go is now available in the iTunes App store for $19.99.

Get more information from the Read2Go page.

Apple offers approved US educational institutions volume purchases through the Apple Volume purchasing program.

For access to Bookshare books on these devices, qualified individuals will need a Bookshare membership

Bookshare Tutorial Videos from MITs ( Michigan Integrated Technology)

Everything you need for step-by-step "how to" access to Bookshare.

Check it out these videos. they are very cool!!