With Student Investment Account funding, Oregon schools have the opportunity to empower students with access to the valuable digital resources they want and need. Let us help you develop and grow your school’s collection of ebooks and audiobooks so you’re always ahead of the curve, ready to meet new challenges and deliver the best possible learning experiences to your students.
With OverDrive’s catalog of millions of ebooks and audiobooks from thousands of publishers, schools can access a diverse selection of popular and curricular titles, including:
The Sora student reading app is designed to make reading more accessible for modern students, regardless of learning ability, language or economic circumstance.
OverDrive’s experienced support team is here to help you fully leverage your digital content service and serve your school community’s needs:
Still not sure? Just ask one of the 542 schools and public libraries we work with across the state, including the Oregon Digital Library Consortium!
“We definitely notice that Sora is fantastic for students with dyslexia (and really for all students) because the audiobooks are so easy to use, and the narrators are engaging. I also love that our ELL students can use the Google Chrome extension to translate ebooks that have never been translated to their first language. We love having that option when we aren’t able to purchase a print translation.”
Teacher-Librarian - Lake Oswego School District
“As we have continually invested in our OverDrive collection, our circulations have steadily risen. Our students have access to our digital library 24/7. Our collection supports our language learners with literature in their language. It supports our students that struggle with dyslexia. The audiobooks support those who struggle to read or have special learning needs. Students are able to privately checkout what they need without worrying about what their peers will think, whether it is a sensitive subject or a lower reading level. OverDrive has had a big impact in our district providing equity in ways we were unable to before.”
Instructional Technology Coach and District Librarian - Bend-La Pine School District
“‘I Love Sora!’ texted one of our middle school students after learning she could borrow a newly-published ebook on the morning of its release. Sora is fantastic for its ease of use, 24/7 accessibility, and option to seamlessly connect with public library collections. With our district’s instructional mobile device program and the offline reading option, Sora enhances the choice reading component of our Language Arts curriculum and breaks down the walls of the physical library so all of our students have access to current, engaging, and high-quality ebooks and audiobooks.”
Emily Carlson, Jen Blair, Jenny Takeda
District Librarians - Beaverton School District