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Borrowing Ebooks and Audiobooks with Sora 

OverDrive now has Sora, an app and website just for K-12 students and families. 
Sora has many features, plus an easier-reading font, that are designed just for students! 

Sora works with iOS, Android and Kindle devices, and all web browsers.

If you hit a snag using Sora with your device, email Anna for troubleshooting help.

Please email Anna with questions, or with suggestions on how to make these instructions easier to follow.

If you don't know your Paideia Library ID number and password, please email Anna at library@paideiaschool.org

You can discover ebooks & audiobook on the Sora app (free download for mobile devices here), or on a web browser at http://soraapp.com

Getting started with Sora

Step 1

Get your Paideia Library login information from Anna.

Step 2

On a mobile device (iPhone, iPad or other mobile tablet) install the Sora app from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store, or the "Meet Sora" page.

On a desktop or laptop computer, go to Soraapp.com in your web browser (Safari, Chrome, Firefox or other)

Step 3

In Sora, search for and select Paideia School (we are part of the MISBO consortium), then sign in with your Paideia Library ID & password.

You will land on the Home page -- this is your personal dashboard showing your checkouts and anything assigned by a teacher.

Step 4

Click the Explore button (the binoculars icon at the bottom of the screen) to search for and borrow a book. When checked out, your book will open so you can start reading right away, or you can come back to it later.

Step 5

Close the book and go to your Shelf to see all your books (including assignments). From there, you can:

  • Select Open Book or Open Audiobook to read or listen to the book.
  • Select Options to renew or return the book, see your notes and highlights, and more.


Sora works the same on all devices and browsers.  

  • You can checkout on one device, and download to another (for instance, use a computer to check out an audiobook, and then download it to the app on a phone so you can listen while moving around)

Learn more with Sora help pages