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K-12 Schools

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.


Sora Overview video (12 m)



Marketplace Self-Paced Modules



Intro to Sora video (5 m)

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Curricular reads with Sora self-paced module



Intro to Sora video (5 m)

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Sora Activity self-paced module


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!

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Shop the Back-to-School Sale

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It’s the best time to save on books for students!

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Read alongs

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Young adult

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Diverse Reads

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Social & Emotional Learning

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Make sure your collection is prepped and ready

Review key reminders to start the year

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!

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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.

Get your Class Sets

Make sure you have all the required reading you need for the year to come with Class Sets.

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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.

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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!

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Explore more tips, tricks, and resources

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Curriculum Resources

Check out Classroom Features

Simple tips that turn Sora into a powerful classroom learning tool.

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Resource Site

CONNECT with the public library

Learn how to add a library in Sora.

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Help article

Discover accessibility features

Ebooks & audiobooks can make reading more accessible – here’s how.

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Help article

Go for the grant

Get grant-writing tips you can use year-round

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