Individual Memberships

February 19, 2016

The two collections

The RNIB Bookshare UK education collection requires the educational organisation to create the primary account, members of staff (Sponsors) can then be added to the account along with learners (Members). Our collection contains thousands of accessible books, textbooks and images to support the UK curriculum.

June 23, 2014

All UK education collection account deletions must be requested and resolved by our Membership team, please Request Help to begin the process.  

June 16, 2014

Can I restrict my child's access to certain titles?

UK education collection tags some books as "adult content," which depict extreme violence or explicit sexual content.  Those books are not available to readers under 18, or adult readers who "opt out" of seeing adult content in their searches.

June 13, 2014

To view your download history select the "My History" link from your task bar.

June 13, 2014

View your personal information

  • Go to "My homepage"
  • Select "My account"
  • Select "My information"

Change your personal information

If any of your personal information needs changing please speak to teacher or support staff who has a Primary Contact or Sponsor account.

June 6, 2014

UK education collection expects members (or parents/guardians for students less than 18 years of age) to self-certify student enrollment status, but reserves the right to request proof.

June 6, 2014

Thanks to a grant funded by the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP), U.S. students and school memberships are free.

For cost information on nonstudent membership, visit the what does it cost page. 

June 6, 2014

Qualifying disabilities are disabilities with a physical basis that severely inhibit or prevent an individual from reading standard print. This may be a visual impairment or blindness, a severe learning disability that affects reading, or a physical ability that affects one's ability to hold a book or turn pages.

June 6, 2014

To qualify for a UK education collection membership you must have a qualified print disability; however, freely distributable titles (e.g. public domain or Creative Commons licensed) are available for download without membership.

June 5, 2014

The default number of downloads per 30 days is 100 books.

The book download limit is based on a 30 day cycle that starts on the day you download your first book. If for example, your download is 100, and 100 books were downloaded on day 1, additional books wouldn’t be available until day 31.