eBooks and Audio books online on your own device are delivered on two platforms - both available online and as an app. Overdrive is the "old" platform and Sora is the NEW more student friendly app. We encourage students to use Sora.
In addition we have Kindles and iShuffles to loan to our community. These are pre-loaded with a range of books. Request the ebook or Audiobook from our lists and we will give you the corresponding device. Unfortunately we cannot load the Kindle or Audible books onto your device.
OverDrive on your Mac
Step 1: Finding a book
Go to http://overdrive.wab.edu
Login with your WAB details:
Students and staff: Use your WAB email/password (just the part before @wab.edu)
Parents: Use the parent portal email to login, with the password wabtiger.
Selecting a book
Listening to Audiobooks offline.
Reading e-books offline
To download and read an eBook offline, you will need to download and authorize Adobe Digital Editions. Students can download from the self-service portal.
SORA on your iPhone / Android device
You can use the Sora app to borrow and enjoy digital titles from your library or school. The Sora app is available for Android and iOS.
Download the app from your device's app store.
iTunes (needs a VPN)
You now have access to the WAB OverDrive / Sora catalogue and can start borrowing books!
Do you need a way to access books when an internet connection or mobile app is not available?
To support this need, we’ve added the option to download titles for offline use at soraapp.com.
Note: This new option is available for students using Chrome. Students will need to download books over an internet connection (with VPN) before reading offline.
How does this work?
When a student visits soraapp.com, we’ll check to see if their browser has enough offline storage to support book downloads. If enough storage is available, soraapp.com will allow students to download books for offline use, just like in the Android and iOS apps. When offline mode is supported, Sora displays “Download settings” in the right menu.
How can students access their downloaded titles offline?
In Chrome, soraapp.com will prompt students to add a shortcut to Sora for an easy way to get back to their downloaded books when offline. Once offline, students can simply open their Sora shortcut and navigate to their Shelf.