Frequently Asked Questions

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How do I get access to Sonnar Library?

You can get access to Sonnar Library on both Google Home and Amazon Alexa.

The Google Action is free for all – you just have to enable the Action and you are away on your Google Home.

On Amazon Alexa, Sonnar Library is only available to people with a print disability. We would therefore ask you to complete the Contact Us form, confirming that you have a condition that qualifies as a print disability. We will then be able to enable your access to the Sonnar Library skill. After that, you just have to log into (or set up) your Amazon account, enable the skill, and say “Alexa, open Sonnar Library”.

I am an organisation, what can I do with Sonnar Library?

If you are an organisation that have contact with people with print disabilities, please help us spread the word and ask them to try Sonnar Library out for themselves!

If you are an organisation that work in the area of providing or facilitating access to accessible formats, please get in touch! We are always looking for likeminded people to see how we can work smarter, better, and more collaboratively towards the goal of ending the book famine.

I have some books I’d like to share – how do I do that?

This is great, the more books the better! Please get in touch and we can talk about how we can move your book(s) onto the Sonnar Library platform.

Is Sonnar Library free to use?

Absolutely! Part of Sonnar Foundation’s mission is to facilitate more equitable access to information for people with print disabilities; that includes making sure the cost is not a barrier. The current collection of books within Sonnar Library are also public domain books, so we are keeping things free of charge!

What are public domain books?

Public domain books are books that are not protected by intellectual property laws and are therefore free and open for anyone to use. Unless the author explicitly forfeited these rights, books usually become public domain after their copy rights have expired.

Our current books catalogue comes from LibriVox.

What are the future plans for Sonnar Library?

Currently Sonnar Library is a catalogue of 12,000 books, but the future is much bigger than that. First step is to make more books available. We want to create the number one global platform for audio content for people with print disabilities to enjoy, no matter where they are in the world. People and organisations that own rights to audio books can publish the content on the platform, share them with others in ways they see fit.

We are also building a content management system, more sophisticated tools, and functions so that your experience with the Library can be smoother and more intuitive (think having content recommendation; add books to a personal playlist; multiple languages support; analytics). The possibilities are endless).

Still have questions?