Free Bookshare Accounts for GLS Patrons
All GLS patrons are eligible for free Bookshare accounts thanks to the GLS partnership with Benetech.
The Bookshare library has over 700,000 accessible titles. The vast online library includes bestsellers, literature, non-fiction, picture books, educational texts, career guides and much more. This resource can be used as a complement to the services currently provided to GLS patrons.
With Bookshare ebooks, members can customize their reading experience in ways that work for them. Members can listen to words read aloud with high-quality text-to-speech voices, read with enlarged fonts, see and hear as words are highlighted, download electronic braille and more.
Readers also have their choice of reading device. Bookshare is can be read through a computer browser, on tablets, smart phones, computers, assistive technology devices such as the talking book players, and MP3 players using a variety of free and paid apps.
Registering for Bookshare
If you’re a GLS patron, call 404-657-1452 or 1-800-248-6701 to ask our Reader Advisors about signing up for Bookshare. If you are not a GLS patron but you have a print disability, download, complete and mail the Individual Application for GLS. On the application is a box to check if you’re interested in Bookshare.
Bookshare is also integrated with several free and pay apps for reading on computers, smartphones and tablets. Use the links below to find the tool that’s right for you.