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WAB Faculty & Staff

Student EdTech: Read online

A guide to the most common questions and tools for students

eBooks and Audiobooks on your own device can be downloaded from Sora and Overdrive. We encourage students to use Sora.

We have Kindles to loan to you, too. Books are pre-loaded. Unfortunately, we cannot load the Kindle or Audible books onto your device.

Request the ebook or Audiobook from the circulation station and we will give you the corresponding device.

Sora

How to use Sora on your mobile device

Step 1:  Download the app from your device's app store:  iTunes (needs a VPN) or Google Play
Step 2:
  • VPN is on, or you're on the WAB school Wifi
  • Open the Sora app > Find my school > Western Academy of Beijing  
  • Choose either Western Academy of Beijing (for students) or WAB Parent Login
  • Sign in with your WAB login (Student / Staff)
  • Parents use your parent portal login email and the password:  wabtiger.

EpicBooks

Sign into Epic: https://www.getepic.com/ 

You will be asked if you're at home or school. Unless you have a home account, otherwise please select "School - log in with your class code" during school hours. 

Class Code: hwj0274

If you don't find your name, please contact the teacher-librarian Ms. Luna to set up an account for you.

Overdrive on your Mac

Go to http://overdrive.wab.edu

Login with your WAB  details:

Students and staff: Use your WAB ID

Parents: Use the parent portal email to login, with the password: wabtiger.

 Choose a book

  • Select the book you want and choose: Borrow > Checkout

  • You have the option to either read / listen in your browser (requires an internet connection)  OR

  • Download to your laptop for offline reading / listening. 

Listen to Audiobooks offline.

  • Download OverDrive for Mac in the app store from here.

  • Open the app.  Choose  File > Open  and find the .odm  audiofile. 

  • Select it, upload into the app. You can either listen in the OverDrive app, or transfer the files to any audio device connected to your laptop using the app.

Read e-books offline

To download and read an eBook offline, you will need to download Adobe Digital Editions.  Students can download from the self-service portal.

  • Download the DMG file to install.

  • Authorize the app: Under the help menu select > Authorize computer

  • Choose Adobe ID (NOT Overdrive) and use your WAB details to create the account.

  • You are now able to download books and read them offline with ADE.

Overdrive

Kindle eBooks

Browse for books from our catalog, and check out a Kindle device from the library reception to start your reading.