Texas Tech University

Register for Bookshare

Bookshareshould be the FIRST place you look for books in electronic format. Student Disability Services will NOT scan your books until you have first checked Bookshare's depository.

  1. Go to Bookshare.org
  2. Click the big "SIGN UP" button in the middle of the main page.
  3. Under Individual membership check the following boxes verifying you have a disability and are over or under the age of 18.
    • I (the individual with qualifying disability) am 18 years old or older
    • I am (or my child is) under 18 years of age
    • 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.
  4. Press continue.
  5. SKIP the Activation I.D. and Promo Code boxes.
  6. Fill in your personal information.
    • Since you are in college leave the "Plans" portion blank. You no longer have a 504 or IEP.
    • Agree to the membership terms.
  7. Click Create Account.
  8. You will now be given the option to print out your PROOF of DISABILITY FORM.
  9. Print this form and bring it to the Student Disability Services office for a counselor to sign.

*Note: You will NOT be able to use Bookshare until your account is complete. You must have a counselor from Student Disability Services sign the Proof of Disability form, and you will then email the form to Bookshare to complete your account.