How to access Sora by Overdrive

Rhianon Gutierrez Updated by Rhianon Gutierrez

What is Sora and who has access?

With Sora, all BPS students and teachers can borrow ebooks and audiobooks from their school or public library. All BPS teachers and students have access to Sora free of charge.

How do I login?

You login using your BPS email and password! No library card is needed. You can login in one of three ways:

(1) Via Clever on your Chromebook or Laptop: Go to Clever: Look for the Sora by Overdrive icon under Library Resources.

(2) Via the Google Apps Launcher on your Chromebook or Laptop: Go to the waffle icon in the top right corner in Gmail and click on it. Scroll down to locate Sora by Overdrive.

(3) Tablet or Smartphone: Install the Sora app from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store, or go to and then select Clever and enter your BPS email and password to login through Clever.

What devices is it compatible with?

Sora works on Chromebooks, smartphones, iPads, and Kindle devices. You can download books in the Sora app or a compatible web browser. By default, most books automatically download so you can read or listen offline.

What books are available on Sora?

Grades 3-6 have access to Expeditionary Learning texts for simultaneous reading.

There are also select books available for all BPS students to read simultaneously. Check the app for the most up to date listing of these books. Otherwise, most books are available as e-books or audiobooks to check out as a library book.

How can I read books?

You can books in the Boston Public School catalog (there are about 100 titles for all ages). We also recommend adding the following libraries to access even more books:

  • MLS Commonwealth EBook Collection
  • Boston Central Library
  • Merrimack Valley Library Consortium
  • Old Colony Library Network
  • Minuteman Library Network
  • CW Mars
  • NOBLE: North of Boston Library Exchange

Where can I learn more about Sora?

Sora Help Videos

Where can I access more support documentation on Sora?

Visit to learn about topics like returning and renewing, holds, and searching.

Who can I contact if I have additional questions?

Overdrive Support: Angela DiBenedetto

BPS Libraries: Liz Phipps-Soeiro or Felicia Humphries

Clever: Clever Admin

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