Bookshare for Parents

How to download Bookshare books for students

  1. Open Read:OutLoud program on your computer.
  2. Enter your email address (the one you provided to Bookshare) and your password on the login screen
  3. Type a search term or book title into the Search box.
  4. Click Search and then click on Advanced Search for more options
  5. The Search Results will appear.  Click on the title of the book you want.
    • the daisy is for text only
    • the daisy with a photo in the corner is for text with images
  6. To download the book, click on one of the icons:
  7. You will be asked to enter the Bookshare password
  8. The first time you download a book, you will be asked to create a Download Password which is used to unzip the books you download.
  9. This is NOT the same password you use to log in to the Bookshare web site.  It is a special password that is used only to unzip a book that you have already downloaded to your computer.
  10. Once you have created your password, be sure to make a note of it for the next time you download a book.
  11. After you enter your password, you will see the book Loading or Parsing.  You are ready to read!

Parent Guide to downloading Bookshare books