Columbus City Schools Library Services is committed to bringing unique learning opportunities to our students and we are pleased to introduce a new, free reading service providing digital books through Sora, the student reading app. We are partnering with Columbus Metropolitan Library Digital Download Collaboration to give students and teachers 24/7 access to eBooks and audiobooks WITHOUT using a public library card.
It’s convenient for students to check out titles at home, on the weekends or during school breaks with no worry about misplacing a book or running up late fees – these digital titles automatically return at the end of the lending period! Sora can help students of all ages read more and improve comprehension. Struggling or reluctant readers, learning-challenged, second language learners, and gifted readers can all benefit from this service.
How does it work?
- Log in to Clever and select the Sora app under the Library Media Technology heading.
- Answer a few simple questions to set up your account.
- Under your Profile, select + Add a library and enter Digital Downloads Collaboration.
- Click Borrow or Place hold on any title to be prompted to sign-in to the public library
You can also download the free Sora app from the Apple App story, Google Play Store or visit soraapp.com, borrow with ccsoh, and enjoy anytime, anywhere on a computer, tablet, or smartphone. Be sure to add Digital Download Collaboration to your profile. This will give you access to CML ebooks and audiobooks.
Whether a student’s interest lies in classics for required reading, or the latest popular juvenile or young adult fiction, they can find it all in Sora!
Where can I find more information?
Contact your Library Media Specialist