Books can be downloaded in Microsoft Word and read with any compatible word processing software or reading tool. This is a common, easy-to-use format that allows members to customize the reading to meet their reading needs. Members can do the following with Word:

  • See the text
  • Customize the font size, colors, styles, and more
  • Annotate the text
  • Listen to the text and see it highlighted (using Immersive Reader function)  


How to Access Books in Word

Here are the steps for accessing Bookshare books in Word:

  1. Log into your account
  2. Locate a book using the search box
  3. Select the title of the book
  4. Select “Word” from the download format drop down (combo) box, then press the download button
  5. If asked whether you would like to Open or Save the file, please choose Save, then select a location where you can easily find it.
  6. The file is zipped, so you may need to extract it, typically by double-clicking the file icon

Once the file has been extracted, you can open it with Microsoft Word or any compatible word processing software or reading tool.

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Member - Downloading and Reading Books