NYC Students can access digital books FREE
Meet Sora, the student reading app.
The CDL on Sora is a collection of ebooks and audiobooks selected by NYC DOE school librarians. All the books are curated with the DOE collection development policy and selection criteria in mind. There is content for all grade levels with emphasis on diversity and culturally responsive-sustaining education, as well as titles to support Professional Learning.
Using Sora is easy!
Log in with your NYC DOE email address any of the following ways:
Visit the site
Login on TeachHub
Easy login with your NYC DOE email
Sora Quick Tips for Students
Read, Listen or Read-along
Different types of books (ebooks, audiobooks or read-alongs) are available for all ages and reading levels!
Read in 20+ languages
Use Sora in 10 languages including English, Spanish, French, Chinese & more. Some books are also available to read in over 20 languages!
Read for long periods of time, finish a book, or borrow different types of books and you’ll earn badges and bragging rights!
Define, Highlight & Take Notes
Hold, drag & highlight text to make notes & define words. You’ll be able to export to PDF, Google Docs, & more.
Helpful Resources for Students and Families
Sora for PK-3
For parents and guardians of
Sora for Grades 4-12
For students in grades 4-12
Bonus: Connect to Public Libraries
In addition to ebooks and audiobooks available from the NYCDOE school collection, Sora allows students to:
- Access thousands of age-appropriate digital books in all subject areas
- Read books in more than 20 languages
Using your NYCDOE student login, you can borrow books from the Queens Public Library with Public Library CONNECT.
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