Free Access to Ebooks and Audiobooks Now Available to SPS Students
Thanks to a partnership with Pioneer Library System, all Shawnee Public Schools students may access ebooks and audiobooks for free through the Sora, by Overdrive app.
By signing in to the Sora app with his or her school email address and password, a Shawnee student may access ebooks and audiobooks through Shawnee Public Schools' library collection and Pioneer Library System's library collection.
By using the Sora app, students are able to access only juvenile and young adult titles available in the libraries. Parents of young students are encouraged to help their students decide which books to borrow through the Sora app to make sure the book is appropriate for the student's age.
Once the Sora app is downloaded, students should select "Shawnee Public Schools" as their school site and sign in with their school email address and password. After signing in to the school site, students may use the dropdown menu in the app to search for "Pioneer Library System" as their public library. Only the school email address is required to sign in to both libraries.
All SPS students have a Google email address. The email address is the student's first three letters of the first name, the student's entire last name, and the last two numbers of the student's ID number, followed by @shawnee.k12.ok.us. For example, a student named Jane Smith with the ID number 12345 would have an email address firstname.lastname@example.org. The password will be the student's ID number.
Parents who need assistance with their student's email address are encouraged to contact their student's teacher or school librarian. For questions about using the Sora app, parents or students should contact their school librarian. Help is also available by emailing Cherity Pennington, district communications and library services coordinator.