ebooks and audiobooks from Publishers

Many publishers are offering free access to their ebooks and audiobooks for a limited time period.  Click here for an easy to use list of some of the best ones.  

ebooks and audiobooks from our District Collection

Our district Teacher-Librarian team has also curated a large collection of its own ebooks and audiobooks.  There are basically two types: 

  • Overdrive ebooks and audiobooks, accessed through a separate collection in SORA, and
  • Follett ebooks and audiobooks, accessed through logging into your school library and doing a Catalog – Destiny Discover Search

The appeal of the Overdrive SORA collection is that it is beautifully organized and has extra bells and whistles for students.  The advantage of doing a Library – Catalog – Destiny Discover Search is that you will pull up both Follett and Overdrive digital titles, as well as all the print titles in your library.

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For a tip sheet on the different ways to access the Overdrive SORA ebooks and audiobooks, including downloading the SORA app for portable devices, click here.

To go directly to the Overdrive SORA collection, click here or type https://soraapp.com/library/comoxvalleyca into your browser, whether on a computer or portable device.  Bookmark it for quick access later.  If asked to log into your Follett Account, for students it is set up as Username:  student number; Password:  initials plus last four digits of home phone number.

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For a tip sheet on the different ways to do a Destiny Discover search, click here.

To go directly to Destiny Discover, click here.  A login window will appear.  In the Location field, scroll down to British Columbia, in the School Field, start typing in your school name then click on it when it pops up.  Click Go!  Then log in with your Follett Account, as above.

Research Databases (Our online encyclopedias, magazines and films)

Our district subscribes to several online encyclopedias, magazines and films, that are available every year to students.  They are an excellent source for information for research projects, from Kindergarten to Grade 12.  Below are some links to help you get started.

A tip sheet on how to access the Research Databases

A video clip on how to access the Research Databases

A direct link to the Research Databases