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E-Books: Getting Started with Overdrive: E-Books

Borrowing Priviledges

  • Don't worry about losing books or returning books on time. Books are automatically returned!
  • Check out up to 2 titles at once.
  • Borrow wBooks for up to 21 days and audiobooks for 14 days. 
  • You can place a hold on 1 item at a time. When the book becomes available you will be notified.
  • For further information click here.

How to Access Robert College eBooks

OverDrive is our digital library offering both eBooks and audiobooks to Robert College students and staff, anytime, anywhere! Sora is the platform that lets you access books through your laptop, phone or tablet.


Step One: Install the "Sora, by OverDrive" app on your device from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store, or go to

Step Two: In Sora, find your school, then sign in with the first part of your email address and your school password.

Step Tree: If on a computer, browse the collection using the Explore tab and borrow a book. Your book will open so you can start reading right away.

Step Four: If on a mobile device, click on the binocular image  at the bottom of the page, and click on the school name. From here you can browse the books. Click on borrow, to borrow a book

Step Five: Close the book and go to your Shelf to see all your books. From there, you can:

  • Click or tap Open Book or Open Audiobook to read or listen to the book.
  • Click or tap Options to renew or return the book, get to your notes and highlights, and more.

If you need more help with Sora, please visit Sora Help or contact your librarians at

Watch this video for a quick overview of Sora. You'll learn how to navigate, borrow books, and start reading.

Official Overdrive Help

The best place to get help about using Overdrive is on their official pages. These are the Sora pages. 

How to Cite an eBook

Format: eBook accessed from a database (for example OverDrive)

Author(s). Title of eBook. Place of publication: Publisher, Date. Database. Medium of Publication. Date Accessed.

Format: eBook on an eReader (for example Kindle or Kobo)

Author(s). Title of eBook. Place of publication: Publisher, Date. Medium of Publication.

Special considerations:

Authors: Treat eBook situations with multiple authors, missing authors, or authors with multiple works just as you'd treat the print book.