eBooks

Kenora Catholic is committed to offering unique and progressive learning opportunities to our students. We have successfully introduced eBooks to our students, and now we want to extend the opportunity to staff and families.

Our eBook process is called Sora, a Japanese word meaning 'sky'. Sora is an accessible, free reading APP that is accessible 365 days of the year and is available to families and students during all breaks.

Why eBooks?

Consider the books in Sora's collection as an extension to Kenora Catholic's physical Learning Commons (libraries), only it is online, with 24/7 access to both eBooks & audiobooks. It is convenient for students to check out titles at home, on weekends or during school breaks with no worry about misplacing a book or running up late fees. The digital titles automatically return at the end of the two-week lending period.  

eBooks can encourage students of all ages to read more and improve their reading comprehension. Struggling or reluctant readers, second language learners, and gifted readers can all benefit from this service. 

Here are some additional benefits:

  • Adjustable text & preference options
  • 2,000 plus Audio Books, Juvenile & Young Adult fiction titles, plus high-interest, and non-fiction choices
  • Incentivized reading with fun avatars and achievement rewards
  • We are part of the Northern Ontario Catholic Schools Shared Collection consortium, which increases our collection size & title access 

How it works

Browse the secure custom website via the Sora APP, explore, select, borrow, and enjoy anytime, anywhere on a computer, tablet or smartphone.

Follow these easy steps:

Student

Staff

1. Click on the URL and follow the prompts: https://soraapp.com/library/nocsc
2. Sign on: Choose the KENORA SSO (signal sign on) Option
3. Enter student ID. Sample: jane.smith@k12kc.ca
4. Enter regular school password (Grades 3 - 12)
5. Accept, save, bookmark, explore and enjoy.
1. Click on the URL and follow the prompts: https://soraapp.com/library/nocsc
2. Sign on: Choose the KENORA SSO (signal sign on) Option
3. Enter Staff ID. Sample: jsmith@kcdsb.on.ca
4. Enter Password. Use your regular KCDSB password
5. Accept, save, bookmark, explore and enjoy

Need help or have a question?

If you need login support or have a question please contact Carolynn Heyens, Librarian at 548-8282 or email her at cheyens@kcdsb.on.ca