RNIB Bookshare

Royal National Institute of Blind People Bookshare (RNIB) opens up the world of reading in education for learners with a print-disability, including those with dyslexia or who are blind or partially sighted.

What is RNIB Bookshare?

Royal National Institute of Blind People Bookshare (RNIB) provides more than 400,000 accessible books and textbooks from more than 700 publishers.

These are high-quality digital versions allowing you to use screen-reading software to listen to the books or magnifier software to enlarge them without losing image quality.

You can see what is available by visiting Royal National Institute of Blind People Bookshare (RNIB) website.

Am I eligible?

Access to RNIB Bookshare is restricted to people with sight loss, dyslexia, dyspraxia, autism and qualifying physical disabilities.

How do I get an RNIB Bookshare account?

  1. Contact your Disability Inclusion Advisor or email the team at disabilityandinclusion@napier.ac.uk
  2. Your Disability Inclusion Advisor will set up an account for you and email to confirm your RNIB Bookshare log on details.
  3. Visit RNIB Bookshare, log in with the details your Advisor sent you and search for your book.

I am not eligible - are there alternatives?

The library has a lot of eBooks as part of the main university collection.  It can also be worth searching online for eBooks, especially for general fiction.

I would like more information

Training videos providing more information about the service and guides on how to use it can be found from the RNIB Bookshare website.

What information is shared with RNIB Bookshare if I register to use the service?

The Disability Inclusion team will use your forename and your university ID number to register you with RNIB Bookshare and also indicate whether you are a student or member of staff.