Your great big Sora back-to-school checklist!
A one-stop shop for everything you need to start the school year right with reading success. Get tips and tricks, promotional resources, book discounts and more.
Learn Sora from cover to cover
Hand-picked training resources to meet your needs, no matter your role. Discover Sora, the student reading app, and explore OverDrive Marketplace, the shopping and administrative portal for Sora.
Spread the word about Sora
Our Get off the Ground marketing kit has everything you need to get the word out to staff and students. Think of this as your beginner’s guide to promoting your collection!Get the Kit
Shop the Back-to-School Sale
It’s the best time to save on books for students!
Social & Emotional Learning
Make sure your collection is prepped and ready
Review key reminders to start the year
- Check your holds and reorder expired titles and those with long wait times
- Weed expired titles you don’t wish to re-purchase to avoid holds
- Check on your popular series: Have volumes expired? Do you have the most recent books?
- Review your Content Access Level settings to make sure they match your community’s needs
Consider Sora Bookshelf Service
Did you know? You can save time and energy by letting experts suggest books for your collection for you. This customized service plan helps you deliver top new releases, award winners and bestsellers to students with a helping hand from our credentialed Digital Content Librarians!See if this service is for you
Curate, curate, curate!
Think of curations as your digital book displays. Use them to highlight things like:
- Seasonal topics
- Age-specific topics
- Student favorites
Plus, don’t forget to ask your Digital Content Librarian about automatic genre curations for Fantasy, Science Fiction, Mystery, Humor, Historical Fiction, and Biographies.
Discover ready-to-go book lists
- Essential August Releases All | ES | MS | HS
- Essential Summer Nonfiction ES | NF MS | NF HS
- Best Books You May Have Missed
- Popular Ebooks (All) — Popular ES | Popular MS | Popular HS
- Popular Audiobooks (All) — Audio ES | Audio MS | Audio HS
- Social Emotional Learning ES | Mental Health MS/HS
Get your Class Sets
Make sure you have all the required reading you need for the year to come with Class Sets.
Don’t forget to bookmark our handy Class Set request form – it can help keep your teachers’ Class Set requests organized for your next Marketplace order or to send to your Digital Content Librarian.Download the form
Sign up for a Diversity Audit
How much of your digital collection reflects the diverse makeup of your school community? Where are the gaps? A diversity audit can help answer these questions. The best part? It’s free!Get a diversity audit
Explore more tips, tricks, and resources
Check out Classroom Features
Simple tips that turn Sora into a powerful classroom learning tool.
CONNECT with the public library
Learn how to add a library in Sora.
Discover accessibility features
Ebooks & audiobooks can make reading more accessible – here’s how.
Go for the grant
Get grant-writing tips you can use year-round