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OverDrive Sora


OverDrive is NVUSD's ebook platform.

The program provide students access to ebooks, downloadable audiobooks, read-alongs and videos.

Access is determined by school...all elementary school students have access to the elementary collection and so on.  Access to different collections is available by request if approved by a teacher.

Sora is the school interface for OverDrive.

  • Sora delivers seamless access to thousands of titles available from both NVUSD collections and our public library.
  • Whether you use a laptop, ChromeBook, smartphone or tablet—your experience is identical.
  • Automatic downloads guarantee access to checked out titles with or without Internet.
  • There is no need to install anything! The first time you or a student open Sora you will be prompted to add a shortcut to your device home screen. This makes finding content on your device easier and ensures offline access.  

New to Sora? Watch this quick video. For more information see the Help section below. 


For eReading and Listening
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Getting Started  -- Instructions for downloading, installing, activating app

Using Sora


  • How to sort and filter search results
  • How to find reading levels
  • How to find different formats

Returning & Renewing [Note: items automatically "return" on due date--this feature is for if you wish to do return before the due date.


How to make Annotations & Highlighting

First time user?

Login Info: 

Student Username = your 6 digit ID ["lunch code"]

Student Password = school abbreviation [example: hms for Harvest Middle School]

I can't find my school

All schools share access to the same three collections: 

Napa Valley Elementary Schools

Napa Valley Middle Schools

Napa Valley High Schools

If you cannot locate your school's name you can pick another school from the same category -- once you are logged in the system will recognize you and route you to the correct location.

Sharing devices? Be sure to reset app!

Contact Library Services for Teacher access.

Teacher Assignment Form


Troubleshooting Sora App

  • Can't return a book
  • Can't renew a book
  • Can't find a book
  • Trouble downloading


Access Napa County Library ebooks via Sora.  

TumbleBooks is available thru the Napa County Library using your OneCard


Hoopla is available thru the Napa County Library using your OneCard

hooplaHelp with Hoopla.


overdrive staff ebooksOverDrive staff resources can be accessed through the High School collection--if you do not have access to the HS collection, you may request it of Library Services.

OverDrive/Sora is also available directly via your Clever account.