LGCA Virtual Library with Sora from OverDrive


LGCA Virtual Library, with Sora from OverDrive Shared Collection

The LGCA Virtual Library is a collection of eBooks and audiobooks that are available to the students and staff of schools/districts that use the LGCA Media Services. Check to see if your school uses our Media Services.

How to access the collection

Here is a set of instructions on how you can log into your account in Sora. Do you prefer to follow along while watching a short video?

Is your public library a member of CLEVNET? You can access the CLEVNET ebooks and audiobooks with your Sora login. Here is a set of instructions on how you can add CLEVNET to your account in Sora. Follow along while watching a short video.

Go to the Sora App website, click on "Find my school" to locate LGCA and select your school/district. You will need to login to access the resources.

Students: Your login is your district ID# You may know this as your lunch code number. Your PIN is the  month and day of their birthday. Examples:
0704 for July 4
1225 for December 25 

Staff: Your login is your Employee ID# from the district payroll system. Your PIN is the same as the password used for home access to the INFOhio resources

Berkshire LSDbadgers
Beachwood CSD {see note below)
Cardinal LSDhuskies
Chagrin Falls EVSD44022
Chardon CSDchardon
Hershey Montessori {in process} 
Kenston LSDkenston2
Kirtland LSDhornets
Madison LSD99books
Notre Dame-Cathedral Latin {in process} 
Riverside LSDbeavers
Painesville City SDpcls
Perry LSD pirates
St. Anselm {in process} 
Warrensville CSD tigers
Wickliffe CSDbluedevils
Willoughby-Eastlake CSDinfohio
West Geauga LSDwestg

*Beachwood City Schools already has an OverDrive account. Please use the same login procedure as directed by your library staff 

 Do you have questions or does your school want to join and gain access to the LGCA Virtual Library? Contact us at [email protected]


OverDrive Resources

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Introduction to Sora  Expore the functions of Sora and learn how to get started or find an answer to your questions.


Here are some answers to some frequently asked questions regarding the LGCA Virtual Library, with Sora from OverDrive
Who can use the LGCA Virtual Library? 
These resources are INCLUDED as part of the service for any district/building using LGCA Media Services and includes hundreds of titles purchased each year that can be accessed by all participating schools. If your school is not receiving LGCA Media Services and wants to have access to this collection, please contact us at 440.357.9383, ext 4 or by email at [email protected] 
FAQ Length Video
 Students your student ID# is used to access the LGCA Virtual Library. You may know of it as your lunch code ID or lunch code number. Your PIN is the month and day of your birthday. (July 4 = 0704 and December 25 = 1225). Library Staff here is how you can Lookup Student ID and Pin in WorkFlows  TBD
 School Staff: Your emplyee ID is used to access the LGCA Virtual Library. Here is how you can figure out what is your employee ID    TBD
 School Staff: Ask your library staff to look up your login and password. Here is how library staff can lookup Staff ID and Pin in WorkFlows TBD
School Staff: I don't have an account , what should I do? Please contact your school library staff. They can use these instructions to add staff into the library software.TBD
Library Staff: LGCA has created some report templates to help you  create labels with the school staff LGCA Virtual Library login and password for your building. Here is how to print Staff ID and Pin.TBD
OverDrive Insights - reporting
OverDrive has several reports where you can view circulation statistics, collection information and trends. I have created a document with samples of reports that I think you and your district will find useful. 

Do they have textbooks available?

No, textbooks are not something OverDrive has or is currently pursuing. There are a handful of companies that OverDrives works with. But many of the textbook publishers already have their own platform for delivering textbooks. Read More...

Are usage statistics available?

Yes, OverDrive staff librarians create and send out monthly emails to district staff with circulation statistics that includes how many books/audios were added that month. District staff will have access to this information through their admin OverDrive account.  Read More...

How do students and staff access the ebooks?

Students and staff will log into their OverDrive website portal. It is recommend that the district select a username/password that is already known. For that reason we have decided to use their student ID number as their username. OverDrives has the ability to get student information from our school library system, the LGCA Sirsi WorkFlows. If your school library is not automated with LGCA Sirsi WorkFlows, OverDrive has a library card manager portal available.



How long does it take for an ebook to be available after purchase?

For schools that participate in the shared collection, a MarketPlace account will be created for them to purchase materials for just their students and staff.  Materials purchased in the Marketplace are typically available for access in 2 to 4 hours. Read More...

You mentioned that students can take notes in the eBook, are the notes and highlights available to the teacher?

The notes are private to the indivicual user. The student will have to share/show the teacher the info. Teacher cannot pull the information out.  Student's are able to export highlights and notes. Export options include exporting to Google Drive, PDF, Copy to clipboard and CSV. Read More...

Do you have books that are unlimited so that an entire class can read the book?

Yes, there are open resource books that are unlimited. There are also some publishers that allow unlimited access. Read More...

Since these are electronic files, can multiple students read the same book at the same time?

No, they are treated just like a physical book. If you have one copy then you can only have one user at a time. If you need a classroom set then you need to purchase as many as you will need at one time. Read More...
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