Library + School Partnership

Bring your library to the classroom

Students read more when libraries & schools partner together

Kids win when public libraries and schools partner, and OverDrive makes this easy with the Sora student reading app. Sora is a K-12 school solution that offers exclusive integration with the public library. In addition to digital titles available from their school, kids can add their public library for instant access to thousands of age-appropriate ebooks and audiobooks, for both pleasure reading and classroom learning. This not only keeps them reading but also means more checkouts for public libraries’ digital collections.

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BENEFITS FOR THE SCHOOL

  • Improve school programs and curriculum with access to additional K-12 digital content
  • Motivate students to become lifelong readers
  • Improving comprehension and reading skills
  • Access to more digital books

BENEFITS FOR THE LIBRARY

  • Increase circulation
  • Add new readers and cultivate pipelines of future users
  • Gain patrons and grow library community

SORA PROVIDES IMPORTANT INSIGHTS FOR LIBRARIES & SCHOOLS

Public libraries can track checkouts made through Sora to see what content is being accessed. It’s a great way to tell what and how well titles are circulating. And teachers can see information on the total number of books a student opens, total read time and average time per session.


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how it works

  1. Sign into Sora
  2. From the menu in the upper right corner of Sora in your screen, select Add a public library
  3. Search for titles from the public library and borrow a book
  4. Add your public library card number when prompted
  5. Checkouts from school and public library collections will appear on the same Shelf