Digital Collection

Borrowing eBooks and Audiobooks

eBook and Audiobook info and Faqs

About our eBooks and Audiobooks

BHBL students have access to ebooks and audiobooks purchased through the Capital Region BOCES consortium and the BHBL Library Media Department.

The Capital Region BOCES collection is a large collection, but is available to all students whose school is part of the consortium.

The BHBL collections is ever-growing, curated by BHBL library media specialists and is only available to BHBL users.

These ebooks/audiobooks follow a traditional lending model; one user can borrow a title at a time for a variable lending period.


FAQs

1. How do I borrow ebooks and audiobooks?

It’s easy! To begin, click on the link to Sora above.

If you’d like to browse the Capital Region BOCES collection, you’ll need to click “Not my school” and search for Capital Region BOCES and click “This is my school”. You’ll then choose Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake Schools from the drop down menu. Your username is your student ID number.

If you’d like to browse the BHBL collection, you’ll again click “Not my school” and then search for Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake and click “This is my school”. Your username is your first initial, full last name and two digit graduation year (i.e. dsmith24) and your password is your student ID number.

Tip:

Once you have logged in, you can click the menu button in the top right corner, click “Add a public library” and link your BHBL and BOCES accounts and even your account from the public library!


2. How do I read/listen to my books?

You can read or listen right in your browser or download it to your personal device (Kindle, iPad, etc) to read or listen offline.


3. How many books can I check out?

You can borrow up to 5 titles at a time from the BOCES collection and 3 titles at a time from the BHBL collection.