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LDCSB has purchased a variety of e-books, e-audiobooks and read-alongs for students to use at school, home or on the go.  E-books can be borrowed for up to two weeks. After the loan period has expired, items are automatically returned – so you never have to worry about returning a book late!  Students can borrow up to five items at once.

On a Desktop or Laptop Computer:

Go to LDCSB's OverDrive website.

Your first time logging in, you will be asked to confirm your cookie settings. Click "Confirm cookie settings" to continue. 

In the drop-down menu select "All Other Students and Staff". Enter your student number and password. If you are unsure of your password, see below for password help.

screenshot displaying to select "All other students" in the drop down menu

Use the search box (top right) to search by title, series, subject or author.

When you hover over an item, items that are available now will display a "Borrow" button.  Items that are currently checked out by another user will display a "Place a Hold" button.screenshot of an item that can be placed on holdscreenshot of an item can is available to borrow

Click "Place a Hold" to be added to the waitlist. Then confirm the email address to receive a notification that the item is ready. Click on Account (top right) to view your checkouts and items on hold.

Once you have borrowed an item, a new window will pop up notifying you that this item has been added to your account under checkouts. Click on "Go to Checkouts" to see all the items you have borrowed.  To open an e-book, chose "Read (in your Browser)" to view the item.  Only chose "Download ePUB" if you have Adobe Digital Editions installed on your computer.

To look for read-along books, click on "advanced search" in the top right hand of the screen.  

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Click on "COLLECTIONS" at the top of the screen. Click on "Read-along" to list all the books offered in read-along format. 

On a Smartphone, iPad or Android Tablet:

Search for "Sora, by Overdrive" in the App Store or Google Play. Download the free app.
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To login, first select the school by tapping, "Find my school". If LDCSB is not listed, tap "My school isn't listed --->" at the bottom of the screen. In the search box begin typing London District Catholic School Board and when the school appears, tap the green button "This Is My School". In the drop-down menu select "All Other Students and Staff". The username is your student number. Enter your student number and password. If you are unsure of your password, see below for password help.

Click on the magnifying glass (top left) to search by title, series, subject or author.

Items that are available now will display Borrow. Items that are currently checked out by another user will display "Place hold". Tap "Place hold" to be added to the waitlist. Tap the clock icon to see how many others are waiting for this item.   

Once you have borrowed an item, tap "Open Book" to view the item. Tap "Shelf" to see all items you have borrowed or placed on hold.

To search for read-along books, tap Explore (bottom, left). Then tap on the magnifying glass (top left) and then tap on "Advanced Search". At the bottom of the screen, tap the box next to "Read-along titles". Tap the Search button at the bottom of the screen. 

Tips & Tricks:

1.    Dictionary (Sora app only)screenshot dislpaying the lists function in my account

If you encounter a word you don't know, tap the word and click DEFINE. The definition will appear in a new window.  Tap DONE (top, right) to return to the book. 

2.    "What should I read next?!" (not available in Sora)

Receive recommendations based on your previous checkouts. Click on account, then Lists. Click "Recommended for you" and OverDrive will recommend books to read based on other books you have borrowed.

Password Help:

Click here if you don't know your password or have forgotten.

At the top of the page, click "My Account". Then click "Forgot Password" and follow the instructions to change your password. Ask your librarian if you need more help with your password.

Need More Help?

If you require additional assistance contact your librarian!


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