PUSD Students: You can check out library books in Sora!

There’s a new way for PUSD students to get access to free eBooks and audiobooks in the library’s collection, and it doesn’t even require a Pasadena Public Library card! Through a partnership between Overdrive and Sora, and Pasadena Public Library and PUSD, students can now check out books from the library’s Overdrive collection using the Sora app on their PUSD Chromebooks.

There are a few steps to set up your Chromebook to access Pasadena Public Library books, so we created a helpful YouTube video to show you how. After you complete setup, you will never have to do those steps again. You’ll just enjoy quick and easy access to the great books in our collection!

Video Tutorial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ZXJcLLh6XI


AnnMarie Kolakowski

I'm a youth services librarian currently working at the Lamanda Park Branch Library while Central Library is closed for seismic repairs. I purchase juvenile fiction for grades 2-8, and some foreign languages. I do a lot of programs with school-age kids, including 3 regular book clubs (Windows and Mirrors, Read Around the World, and Lucha Libros), as well as writing workshops and STEAM/science programs. I also Infant/Toddler Storytimes and Preschool Storytimes, and outreach to local area preschools. I love what I do, working with kids of all ages to inspire them to learn and use their curiosity and imaginations. Outside of my work at the library, I am also the author of a book on creative writing activities for kids.

2 thoughts on “PUSD Students: You can check out library books in Sora!

  • August 27, 2021 at 4:52 pm

    Hi AnneMarie,

    Thanks for your article on Sora. Can students at a private school in Pasadena use the Sora app with the public library’s collection access? Is it just for PUSD students?

    Carolyn Hancock
    Walden School Library Manager

    • August 28, 2021 at 1:25 pm

      Hi Carolyn! Yes currently this access is only for PUSD schools and is provided through an agreement between PPL and PUSD. I’ve emailed you though to follow up in case you and your principal would like to get this access for Walden School!
      Thanks for your comment!


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