Looking for books in the CELA or Bookshare collection only?
Use the search filter for Collection to select whether you see results in the CELA collection, the Bookshare collection or both. Search defaults to search the CELA collection only. You must have a proof of disability form on file to access Bookshare titles.
Looking for books by a specific author or title?
Enter the author and/or book title into the Search field at the top of the page and press ENTER.
Looking for a genre or category?
You can browse by category if you would like to browse titles by genre or category. The most popular categories appear at the top of the page and the rest of the categories appear further down.
Too many results?
Use the search filters on the search results page to narrow down your search to your preferred language, formats, categories, audience, date added or year published. Select the Jump to filters link to get to them quickly.
For example, if you are looking for a biography of Lucy Maud Montgomery, you could search "Lucy Maud Montgomery," navigate to the Non-Fiction filter and then select Biography in the drop-down menu. The page would refresh with your newly updated search results.
How do I filter synthetic audio books out of my search results?
To only get search results for human-narrated audio:
- Select My Account.
- On the My Account page, select Search preferences.
- In the Format section, select Human-narrated audio.
Note: Bookshare only offers synthetic narration. Selecting Bookshare and Human-narrated audio would cause no search results to appear.
- Select Save.
When you find a book you would like to read, make sure that you select the DAISY audio version of book in order to get human-narrated audio.
How do I set up my search preferences?
See the My Account help page for instructions on setting up your search preferences.
No results after setting your search preferences?
Selecting some combination of search preferences may give you no results. For example, if you choose Bookshare and Human-narrated, no results will appear because Bookshare only offers synthetic narration. If you choose Magazines and any reading level, no results will appear.
Looking for specific formats?
Select the Jump to filters link and then navigate to the Formats filter. Select your format in the drop-down menu. The search page will refresh and only show results in the format you selected.
Looking for details about the narrator of a CELA title?
On the search results page, select the book title link for the book that interests you. The details page for that book will open. Information about the narrator of the book is available in the Audio details for CELA title section.
Looking for information about a braille CELA title?
If you're looking for details about a braille title, such as volumes, braille code or braille producer, select the book title link on the search results page. The page for the book will open. You can find information about the braille title in the Braille details for CELA title section.
What if CELA doesn't have it?
We love to get suggestions! Use our suggest a title form.