NEW!! ONLINE LIBRARY FOR ALL STUDENTS for 2020/2021 School Year 

Expanded Online Digital Library for all students - K-8

Sora, by Overdrive, is our online digital library offering.  Due to the school libraries being closed as we start school online, the BBC has expanded our digital library access to now include K-5 students in addition to middle school.  All students can simply log in using their Bullis school account and instantly access hundreds of FREE eBooks and audiobooks on virtually any device - computer, tablet, smartphone or eReader.  Choose from over 3,000 books with more books continually added. You can also link your Santa Clara County library card to Sora to expand available ebooks to over 14,000.  See instructions on how to get started and how to link accounts below.

  

  • Books can be checked out for 14 days, 3 books can be checked out at a time.

  • If a book you want is already checked out you can place it on hold.

  • No misplaced books or late fees – books automatically return at the end of the lending period.

  • Bullis will be adding more books to the collection that only Bullis students can check out. If you have any book requests or questions, please send them to librarynorth@bullischarterschool.com.

 

How to Get Started

To borrow books, students can connect through the free Sora app using the following simple steps: 

Find the Sora app  installed on your Bullis iPad or install the Sora app from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store on a different device from Soraapp.com.

  1. Click on the Sora app, find your school (search for Bullis Charter), then sign in using your school credentials (Bullis Charter School email/password).

  2. Choose “Explore” to find and borrow a book. Search by title, popular subjects or collections.

  3. Your book will open so you can start reading right away.

  4. Go to “Shelf” to see all your borrowed books and holds.

      

How to Link your Santa Clara Library Card to Sora

If your student has a Santa Clara County library card, add it to your student’s Sora account to expand the catalog of e-books available to over 14,000.  To link your account: 

  1. In Sora, click on the menu button in the top right hand corner (3 horizontal lines). 

  2. Choose the green + sign  “Add a library” 

  3. Type “Santa Clara County Library” in the Find your Library box

  4. Choose “This is my Library”

  5. Then search for an available book and click “Borrow”

  6. A pop-up will come up asking you to enter your library card number and pin #

  7. Your accounts will be linked and books can be checked out

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