Alternative Format / E-Text Request

Alternative Format / E-Text Request

First you should investigate to see if the book you need is already in a digital/alternative format by searching AccessText - - this service helps providers, students, faculty, and publishers find the products, services, and up-to-date accessibility information they need. AccessText is available to everyone; no membership required. If you can locate the alternative format of the book(s) you need from Access Text or from any of the sources below then please go ahead and download it if that option is available.

Academic Ebooks -


Bookshare - - FREE to qualifying members, Bookshare provides books in Digital Accessible Information System (DAISY) and Braille Refreshable Format (BRF). ARS will certify qualifying members.

Hathi Trust Digital Library - - login using your onyen and password

Learning Ally - Learning Ally produces books in audio format, Digital Accessible Information System (DAISY) format for members who qualify. Accessibility Resources has an organizational membership. Check the Learning Ally website to see if you qualify and if the book is available. If you meet the criteria, complete the form below giving details of the publication(s). ARS staff will then order the book and send it to you via e-mail.

LibriVox - - free public domain audiobooks

Gutenberg Project - - Free

The Open Library - - The Online Books Page - Listing over 1 million free books on the Web

VitalSource - e-textbooks have an in-built screen reader, alternatively TextHelp Read and Write Gold can be used.

World Public Library - - is a not-for-profit US group with 750,000 out of copyright e-books saved as downloadable PDFs. All of the E-Books are in PDF file format, and all Audio eBooks are in MP3 file format.

If you require any assistance obtaining an alternative format / digital copy from any of the above sources or if no source can be found and you need ARS to contact the publisher for a copy, please complete the form below. Please note that it can take time for publishers to respond and ARS has no control over the timeliness of their response to our request; requests should be submitted as early as possible.

Complete information must be provided for each publication, incomplete submissions will be rejected.

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