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Teachers Edtech: Sora / Overdrive

Find out about WAB's tech systems, tools and subscriptions and how to use them


How to

SORA on your iPhone / Android device

You can use the OverDrive app to borrow and enjoy digital titles from your library or school. The OverDrive app is available for Android and iOS.

Step 1: 

Download the app from your device's app store.

iTunes (needs a VPN)

Google Play

Step 2:

  • Open the Sora app.  Choose: Find my school.
  • Choose Western Academy of Beijing  
  • Choose either Western Academy of Beijing (for students) or WAB Parent Login
  • Sign in with your WAB login.
    •  Students and staff: Use the part of your email address BEFORE the   (e.g.18ianj)
    •  Parents use your parent portal login email and the password:  wabtiger.

You now have access to the WAB OverDrive / Sora catalogue and can start borrowing books!



OverDrive/SORA on your Mac

Step 1: Finding a book

Overdrive go to   SORA go to: 

Find Your School & Login with your WAB  details:

Students and staff: Use your WAB email/password (just the part before

Parents (WAB Parent login from dropdown): Use your parent portal email to login, with the password: wabtiger


 Selecting 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). Remember where you put the file! (see below)


Listening to Audiobooks offline.

  • Download OverDrive for Mac in the app store or here.
  • Open the app.  Choose  File > Open  and find the .odm  audiofile. 
  • Select it, upload into the app. it should start downloading the audio content.  You can either listen in the OverDrive app, or transfer the files to any audio device connected to your laptop using the app.


 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.

  • Download the DMG file, double click the installer and follow the prompts to install.
  • Now you need to 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.