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Sora (formerly Overdrive) is our digital library of ebooks and audiobooks. Read or listen on a computer, phone, or tablet. Download to your device or stream through wifi/data.


How many books can I check out from Sora?

Right now, staff and students can have up to 5 books checked out in Sora. This is in addition to any print books you might also have out from the library.

For how long do I get the book?

Books check out for 7 days, 14 days, or 21 days - it's a preference you can set.

Can I renew a title?

Yes, as long as there is not a wait list for the title. Here's how.

How do I return a book?

The books will automatically delete off of your Sora account at the end of your loan period. However, if you want to return them earlier than that, here's how.

If I put a book on hold, how will I know when it's available?

You will get an email to your school email account letting you know when the title is available. If you log into Sora, there will be a notification in your holds section of your account.

I have a Kindle. Can I read my Sora ebooks on that?

Yes! Here's how.

Can I have my whole class read the same title?

Sora is like our regular library in that once a book is checked out, it is not available to other readers until it is returned. To have multiple people read the same title at the same time, we'll need to purchase multiple digital copies. Contact your school librarian if you are interested in this.

I'd like to suggest a title be added to our Sora library.

Contact your school librarian. We are always open to to adding titles our readers recommend!

You may also want to check your public library - all Wisconsin public libraries belong to Wisconsin's Digital Library, which uses the same platform as Sora. Additionally, the Eau Claire public library also subscribes to several other digital book collections. Check them out!

Wait, if I can read and listen to these books for free, why am I buying them in the Kindle store or paying for an Audible subscription?

Good question! Save yourself some money and use Sora. The only reason to pay for digital titles is if they aren't available or you want a copy to keep.

More questions? Check the Sora Help pages or contact the library!
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