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 two ways:

(1) Chromebook or Laptop: Go to Clever: Look for the Sora by Overdrive icon under ELA/Literacy.

(2) 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.

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:

  • Boston Public Library
  • Merrimack Valley Library Consortium
  • Old Colony Library Network
  • Minuteman Library Network
  • CWMars

Where can I learn more about Sora?

Where can I access more support documentation on Sora?

  • Visit to learn about topics like:
    • Returning and Renewing
    • Holds
    • Searching

Who can I contact if I have additional questions?

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