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Sora for eBooks and Audiobooks

Follow the guide below, or scroll down further for a video tutorial. 

Guide to finding a book with Sora

 

 

Searching in Sora

Placing holds in Sora

Your virtual shelf in Sora

ebook features in Sora

audiobook features in Sora

The video below reviews how to add a public library to Sora.

 

Once you have added the library network linked to your library card, make sure you add all the networks below. Different networks may have access to additional titles, giving you more borrowing options! 

  • Boston Public Library

  • CLAMS

  • CW MARS

  • Merrimack Valley

  • Minuteman Library

  • NOBLE

  • Old Colony

  • SAILS

 

 

 

Sora settings

  • Click on the menu icon at the top right in the Sora app, then scroll down to select General Settings.

sora general settings

  • Under Device, I read books, click on "in Sora"
  • Instead of "in Sora", select on my Kindle (U.S. only)

device settings sora

More eBooks and Audiobooks for Pleasure Reading

  From NSHS Destiny Discover in a browser
1. In the upper right-hand corner, log in using your student ID and password.

2. Scroll over book covers to read quick information.

3. Find a title with a Follett icon follett icon ebook e-book or follett icon audio audiobook
(our current collection is small)

  From NSHS Destiny Discover on a phone
1. Choose your school  

2. Log in using your student ID and password.
3. Scroll over book covers to read quick information.

4. Find a title with a Follett icon follett icon ebook e-book or follett icon audio audiobook
(our current collection is small)

 

 

Small collection of fiction and non-fiction titles. After login, you will be able to read title immediately in browser.

In the site box, start typing Newton and select Newton South High School from the drop down list, then username is NewtonSouthLibrary and our library password.

sample titles:
My Antonia by Will Cather
If You Really Love Me by Anne Schaft
Asthma by Wendy Murphy
Discovering Atoms by Margaret Campbell
Latinos Today by Thomas Arkham
Story of Facebook by Sara Gilbert

Other Sources for eBooks and Audiobooks

Online Textbooks

Click here for online access to the biology textbook. See your teacher for login information.
 

All students have unique user names and passwords. See or Schoology message your teacher for help. 

Find usernames and passwords on Passwords link above. Ask your teacher about additional access information.

Find usernames and passwords on Passwords link above. Ask your teacher about additional access information.

Online Research

Access to a wide array of research databases can be found on our Research page. Most will require passwords from home. Email or message NSHS Library on Schoology to get the password to this page.

Tech Support

Need tech support? Check out the Student and Family Technology Resources page, or email tech support at familytechsupport@newton.k12.ma.us.

Newton South High School Library

140 Brandeis Road
Newton, MA 02459
call: (617) 559-6561
nshslibrary@newton.k12.ma.us