- Go to Bookshare’s Member Sign-up page
- If yes wish, you may watch Bookshare’s Video Tutorial: How to sign up as an Individual Member
- Below, you will find an outline
Member Qualification (first page)
I confirm that this account is for a person with a Print Disability, and will be able to provide Proof of Disability from a competent authority.
Is this person a U.S. student?
I have an Activation ID Activation ID
Look up my school
This student is home schooled
Student Information (second page)
Fields marked with * are required. Please enter information about the person who will be using Bookshare. If that person is under the age of 18, only the persons parent or legal guardian may accept the terms of the Bookshare Agreement.
Student First Name *
Student Last Name *
Address line 1 *
Address line 2
Zip or Postal Code *
Birth Date (mm/dd/yyyy) *
Grade Level *Plans
If this person has neither of the following plans, please leave the checkboxes blank.
Current IEP issued by a public education agency
Current 504 Plan
Parent/Guardian First Name *
Parent/Guardian Last Name *
Address is the same as member’s address
Your username for logging into Bookshare will be the email address you enter below. If you forget your password, an email will be sent to this address to reset it.
Member Email (Username) *
Confirm Email *
Password (8-32 letters or numbers, at least 1 letter and at least 1 number) *
Confirm password *
How did you hear about Bookshare?
Proof of Disability (third page)
If you are a member of another organization serving people with print disabilities (NLS or Learning Ally), that may be used for Bookshare Proof of Disability (POD). Otherwise, you will need to provide a POD form signed by a competent authority such as a doctor or disability specialist.
How do you want to submit your proof of disability?
[Link to Download POD Form
You will need to provide a Proof of Disability (POD) form signed by a competent authority such as a doctor or disability specialist. Learn More
Take this form to your competent authority for their signature, then upload it to your Bookshare account.]
NLS Membership ?
[NLS Membership POD
NLS Member Name *
Zip Code *
Email Address *
NLS Regional Provider *
Don’t know your NLS provider? Click here for a list (of NLS providers).
I certify that I receive services from the NLS network of cooperating libraries (National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped) and give permission to Bookshare to verify this with them.
I understand that this process may take 3-5 business days and that I will be contacted about my status when Bookshare has received a response from NLS.]
Learning Ally Membership ?
[Learning Ally POD
Full Name *
Email Address *
Learning Ally Member ID
If you don’t know your Member ID, enter your email address.
I certify that I receive services from Learning Ally and give permission to Bookshare to verify this with them.
I understand that this process may take 3-5 business days and that I will be contacted about my status when Bookshare has received a response from Learning Ally.]
Skip this step, I’ll provide my proof of disability later
Promo Code Information (fourth page)
To sign up for a free account through a partnership or funding organization (such as a library), Bookshare will need to provide the organization with your name and information.
Yes, I agree
If you do not wish to have your information shared with the partner organization you will be responsible for the cost of your subscription ($50.00).
No, I am a U.S. Student, or I will pay for my own membership
Applicant’s Digital Signature
Listed below are some of the most important aspects of the Bookshare Individual Membership Agreement. By accepting the agreement, you are agreeing to the complete Terms and Conditions of this agreement.
The Accessible Media is only for use by the person with a bona fide print disability.
I acknowledge that Accessible Media cannot be shared with other people.
There are consequences for copyright violations, including termination of this account.
I acknowledge that I am digitally signing the complete Terms and Conditions of this agreement.
I acknowledge that I am the parent or legal guardian for this person.
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