Sora, by OverDrive Education 4+

ebooks & audiobooks for school

OverDrive, Inc.

    • 3.4 • 116 Ratings
    • Free



Borrow ebooks and audiobooks from your school's library with Sora. Setup is simple - just find your school and sign in. Then download or stream your assignments and favorite books to your device.

Sora includes:
• A ground-breaking built-in ebook reader
• A beautiful audiobook player
• Easy access to assigned titles
• A running tally of time spent reading and numbers of books read

With Sora you can:
• Borrow a book and start reading with a single tap
• Create and export notes and highlights
• Define words - and review a list of all the words that you've looked up
• Earn achievements for reading, and for completing certain tasks in Sora
• Enjoy reading ebooks and audiobooks!

What’s New

Version 6.3.0

General stability improvements and bug fixes.

Ratings and Reviews

3.4 out of 5
116 Ratings

116 Ratings

summerskiess66 ,

Awesome way to read books without having to buy them

I started using Libby through my public library to read e-books and audio books, and honestly loved it! Then, a couple months later, my school introduced Sora. Libby and sora are both part of overdrive, so I was curious to find out if I could link my accounts together, and lo and behold, I COULD. Using sora - through my school account, I added my public library and found an even wider selection than before with the two libraries. If I wanted to read a book, per se, the summer I turned pretty, or whatever, then it would be on hold for at least 6 months at the public library. At my school, it was on hold for 4 weeks.

The app is pretty user-friendly and self explanatory, but there are a couple of bugs and issues with the app, which you can find anywhere. I wish you could manually click “finish a book” so it would track it better instead of having to do mental gymnastics to figure it out.

I also wish, when using safari on an iPhone, it would save your progress in the books instead of restarting them! It was really annoying until I downloaded the app.

Other than those two things I didn’t really have a problem, except for the fact that you can only check out so many books at a time. 5 is a lot, but not enough for bookworms!

blackishfan ,

Great Book App!

Sora is a great app for all ages to read any genre. My school library doesn’t have all the books I like, but that’s not Sora’s fault. I’m honestly a Wattpad reader but I like the books you can find on Sora.

One thing though, I know it’s a library but why a waitlist? You can’t just individually copy?

Montsam ,

Sora: an app for books that’s ACTUALLY amazing

ppl are saying it’s bad when it’s not??? it’s actually SO good. i’ve given up on reading online after my favorite sites were taken down, stopped being funded, etc. of course, i don’t mean that i’ve stopped reading AT ALL, but rather on my phone. to be honest, i actually dislike reading online. but the formatting of this app is easy to use, good-looking, and overall enjoyable to use! it’s easy to get the hang of it. there are lots of different kinds of books here, from popular ones to even manga! and Sora has a lot of manga! the only problem i have with Sora is the fact that you can only “borrow” books for 20 days…but whatever! i still love this app. i CANNOT thank my best friend enough for telling me about this app, and sharing her account with me!!! ilysm <3

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