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The most recent addition to our library resources is Sora, a free reading service that provides access to digital books.

Why have we added Sora? The collection of titles in Sora is an extension of District 401’s physical library, but this collection is in an app with 24/7 access to e-books and audiobooks.

The Sora app makes it convenient for students to check out titles at home, on the weekends or during school breaks. And there's no worry about misplacing a book or running up late fees, because these digital titles automatically return at the end of the lending period.

Sora can help students of all ages read more and improve comprehension. Struggling or reluctant readers, learning-challenged readers, second-language learners and gifted readers alike can all benefit from this service. The benefits include:

  • Enriching vocabulary and improving comprehension and pronunciation
  • Introducing students to books above their reading level
  • Teaching critical listening
  • Helping busy kids find time to read
  • Incentivizing reading with fun avatars and achievements

Accessing Sora

To access Sora, download the free Sora app from the App Store or the Google Play Store. 

To directly access District 401's Sora account, please click here:

Then, using your student school email address, you will be all set to borrow e-books and audiobooks on your computer, tablet or smartphone.