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WCDSB VLC: Sora by OverDrive

📚 New on SORA 📚

Sora Sweet Reads Always available ebooks and audiobooks 15 May-28 August. Sora where students read


Access free eBooks, eAudiobooks  and digital magazines!

Using Sora

1. Access the Sora app by logging into WCDSB My Apps and clicking on the Sora app in My Apps. This is an important step because it ensures you authenticate through single sign on (SSO). It’s necessary to reauthenticate through SSO periodically.

2. Once authenticated, Sora may also be accessed through:

3. Browse using the Explore tab and borrow a book. Your book will open and you can start reading right away.

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

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

Questions? Visit

Account Options

Home: Displays your assignments, loans, recently defined words, recent notes and highlights, book suggestions based on books you've previously read in Sora.

Explore: Browser curated collections and search by title, author, and keyword.

Last Read Window Bubble: Shows the cover image of the last book you've read; click here to resume.

Shelf: The place to find your loans, holds, lists, and your Sora activity.

Me: Lists your personal reading statistics, and achievements. You can customize your profile by clicking on the 'Edit Profile' button. Enter a nickname and choose an image and click on “Apply”. 


Sora Account Options

Compatible Devices

Please note that Chrome is the preferred browser.

Visit Devices for detailed information on products compatible with Sora by OverDrive. These include:

eBooks Audiobooks

Computers (desktops and laptops)

Portable devices with WiFi (tablets and smartphones)


Computers (desktops and laptops)

MP3 players, iPod Classics/Nanos/iPhones


Making Notes and Highlights


In an eBook

  • Click (or tap) and hold a word, then select Highlight. To select more than one word, hold and drag.


  • After you highlight one or more words, you can add a note.



Account Options

  • Select bookmark icon to make a bookmark. To highlight a section, click (or tap) and hold bookmark icon.
  • After you make a bookmark or highlight, you can add a note.



  • Talk to your location’s learning commons staff or contact Shelley Wood at The Learning Commons, CEC.



Staff: want to improve your Sora skills? OverDrive offers great Staff training resources.

Class Sets on Sora

Need a class set of a digital book for your class to read for online learning? Educators may request class sets of an eBook for their students.

Please contact Shelley Wood ( to make a request, and she will explore if it is available for purchase through Sora by OverDrive (please note, not all titles are available in digital formats).

Suggestion for Purchase

If there is a book you would like to read that you can't find in Sora please contact, Library Services Supervisor, to make a suggestion for purchase. Availability depends on the book; not all books are available as eBooks or eAudiobooks.