What is Sora?

Sora is an app that lets all students in OUSD access audiobooks and ebooks from the district library collection and the Oakland Public Library. All OUSD students are able to sign into Sora on their laptop, phone or tablet using their Clever Account. You do not need a library card to use Sora.

Three reasons to share Sora with your students TODAY!

  • Sora has quality content kids are excited about. Our district library collection includes all the top circulating titles that kids love.

  • Sora is easy to access any time! It's available over weekends, breaks, and holidays or whenever students want to pick up a book!

  • Helps students build a regular pleasure reading practice, today and beyond! Research shows that even reading as little as 20 minutes per day can help students significantly grow their reading skills.

How do teachers and students access Sora?

Teachers and students can access Sora through Clever on any device!

How can I help students and families use Sora?

  • Use Sora for read alouds in class time. Sharing your screen means that students can follow along with you as you read!

  • Invite OUSD library staff to share Sora with your students.

  • Share Sora with families through Seesaw, Classroom, parent-teacher conferences, and school communication channels.

Sora Support

Watch the Intro to Sora Webinar

Recorded 2/9/21 (30:47) View slides for this webinar here.

Need additional support?

How to Borrow a Book (video; 0:34)

How to Return a Book (video; 1:24)