Sora is a digital library of ebooks and audiobooks. There are a lot of options available to you! You can read or listen to books on a computer, phone, or tablet. You can download the books to your device or stream it through wifi or your phone's data plan. The directions below highlight some of the most common ways people use 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.
Books check out for 7 days, 14 days, or 21 days - it's a preference you can set.
Yes, as long as there is not a wait list for the title. Here's how.
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.
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.
Yes! Here's how.
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.
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!
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.