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It’s a free service for those who qualify

Bookshare Ireland is a free service available to all NCBI Library members.


Instantaneous download of your favourite books.

Access the largest global collection of books in customisable formats for learning and leisure.


Pick your preferred reading format.

Customise your reading experience with accessible books available in your preferred format including: audio, large or highlighted print, or Braille.

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How to Find Books

The quickest way to find a book is to type the ISBN into the Search box at the top of any page without any spaces or hyphens - just a string of 10 or 13 digits. You can also search by title, author, publisher and synopsis.  If you would like to search the entire text of the book, please use the advanced search.

If the book is not available you can request it and we will do our best to source an electronic file - this may be a publisher file, or one from another UK education collection member.

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How to Read Books

Students with dyslexia can now read with dyslexia friendly fonts. Vision impaired readers can expand the text on their screens, adjusting colour and contrast. Blind readers can access Braille ready files and audio MP3 recordings as well as DAISY Books. All of the accessible features can be found in the EasyReader App.

Bookshare with the EasyReader App

You can access your Bookshare Books using the EasyReader App by Dolphin. Once the EasyReader App is downloaded to your device, you can then search Bookshare Ireland and download books to your smart phone or tablet. The Webinar in the link below shows you how to search, download and make the most of the EasyReader App.

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Below is the Webinar link demonstrating Bookshare Ireland with the Mercury 12. 

Are we missing a book? Request it!

Are you searching for a book which is currently unavailable with Bookshare? If so, please send us your request via our Contact Form, and we can check the availability of the book directly with the Publisher. Your request should include: title, author, ISBN and Publisher details if available.

Become a part of our accessible community.

Are you a Publisher and would like to share your titles with Bookshare? We would be delighted to incorporate your books into our global, or national Bookshare collections.

Click the links to view our current Partners, or view our Partnership opportunities page, or contact us directly via our Contact form.

Ready to read? Join the Bookshare community today!