How to Sign-Up for Student Membership


Students – sign-up here for a free, individual Bookshare membership!

Individual Bookshare Memberships equal Independent Searching, Downloading, and Reading. Bookshare memberships are FREE for qualified* students with print disabilities!

Here’s how:

1. Over 18? Visit the Bookshare website:

2. Click on the large orange “Sign Up!” button on the home page.


3. Under “Individual” select the radio button for “I (the individual with qualifying disability) am 18 years old or older” and then click the orange “Continue” button.

4. Fill out the form completely and then click the “continue” button

5. The last page of the signup process is for the new Individual member to submit their proof of disability or have a certifying professional complete the Individual Proof of Disability form. Questions about qualifications?

6. Submit these forms by scanning and emailing the form to:, or mail to:

Membership at Bookshare

480 South California Avenue,

Suite 201
Palo Alto, CA 94306


7. Finally, you will receive a welcome email with final instructions within 2 – 4 business days. BE SURE TO CHECK YOUR SPAM FOLDER. IF you have not heard from us within a few days, please contact us.

Find the books you need in Bookshare (

  • How do I search for and download books? Check out this short video:
  • Can I read a Bookshare book on a mobile device? Check out the Read2Go app for iOS devices – ; and the GoRead app for Android.
  • Where can I go to get my questions answered?
  • Or, Contact Us.