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RNIB Bookshare

Some of the books on your reading list will be provided through RNIB Bookshare. If the book is available on RNIB Bookshare the note Available on RNIB Bookshare will have been added underneath the book title: 

  1. To open a book click the View Online button on the right of the page: 
  2. You will then be taken to the RNIB Bookshare website.
  3. Log in with your RNIB Bookshare log in details.  These will have been provided to you in an email from LibraryAltFormats@leedsbeckett.ac.uk.  If you don't know your log in details please email LibraryAltFormats@leedsbeckett.ac.uk
  4. You will be taken to the RNIB Bookshare reading list which shows the books that are available.
  5. Books may be listed once or twice depending on the formats available.  Some books can be downloaded in a variety of formats including Microsoft Word, DAISY or Braille.  These books can also be read using the Read Now web reader. Other books are only available for download as a PDF file.  For some books you will have all of these options.
  6. Read Now - to find out more watch the video How to read books from RNIB Bookshare UK Education Collection using our web reader tool
  7. Downloading books - to find out more watch the video Learners, download your first book from RNIB Bookshare

Dolphin Easy Reader

Dolphin EasyReader is an app available for iOS and Android.  You can connect to your RNIB Bookshare account to view books on your phone or tablet.

To find out more about EasyReader watch the Meet EasyReader for iOS & Android video

  1. Download the EasyReader app from the Play Store for Android or from the App Store for iOS
  2. Once installed you will need to sign in.  You can do this with an existing Google account if you have one.  If not you can sign up for a Dolphin account.
  3. Once signed in go to the Manage Libraries area and choose RNIB Bookshare.  You can then enter your RNIB Bookshare log in details.  These will have been provided to you in an email from LibraryAltFormats@leedsbeckett.ac.uk.  If you don't know your log in details please email LibraryAltFormats@leedsbeckett.ac.uk
  4. You will then be able to access your reading list and read the books within the EasyReader app.

Searching for books on RNIB Bookshare

In addition to the books on your reading list you can also search RNIB Bookshare for other books which may be useful for your module.  Not all books will be available through RNIB Bookshare as only certain publishers work with them however this is increasing all the time.  To find out more watch the video How to find books on RNIB Bookshare.

Contact the Alternative Formats team

Learning Support Officer

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Susan Smith