Use digital books with your students

The Citywide Digital Library (CDL) is available on Overdrive’s Sora platform for all NYCPS students and teachers.

Help your entire school community sign into Sora to access the Citywide Digital Library (CDL)! With specially curated collections for each grade level, hand-picked titles by school librarians, and a variety of formats to engage your students – the CDL is a valuable resource for all readers in New York City Public Schools.

Our current collection features digital books for independent reading, curriculum titles and supplemental reading and can be customized with books your students need right now.

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Assign Books

In Sora, you’ll be able to link to specific books or curated collections to share directly with students.

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Track Achievements

View what badges students are receiving for reading achievements with in the app.

Monitor progress

View Progress

Monitor student progress. See how much & how often they are reading & in what formats.



You and your students can browse & borrow from our Mosaic grade-level reading collections.

Helpful Sora Resources for Educators and School Staff

Getting Started with Sora – For Educators eLearning Module

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Info Sheets & FAQs

Info Sheets & FAQs

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Printable Marketing Materials

Printable Marketing Materials

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Multilingual Materials

This kit includes 1 Getting Started Guide in Full or Half-Sheet (PDF). Also available in German, Spanish, French, Italian, Japanese, Russian, Swedish, Chinese (Traditional), and Chinese (Simplified).

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