• OverDrive

    Getting Started with OverDrive on a Computer or Chromebook

    STEP 1

    Go to VUSD's OverDrive Website

     

    STEP 2

    STUDENT Sign-In 

    School Email Address: This is your school Gmail account ending in .us (example: john.sm1234@vusd.us)

    Password: This is your student ID number plus S (example: 123456S)

     

    STAFF Sign-In (*Click 'Change Option Button' to sign in as 'Staff' from the drop-down menu)

    School Email Address: This is your school Microsoft Outlook email ending in .org (example: jkinney@vusd.org)

    Password: Password123 (remember to capitalize the P)

     

    STEP 3

    Browse the collection and click on a book to 'Borrow' it (if the book is available) or 'Place a Hold' (if the book is currently unavailable) and you will be notified by email when the title is available for you. 

    Borrowed titles will appear on your Checkouts page and from here you can:

    • Read, watch or listen to a title right in your browser
    • Download an eBook and read it using free Adobe Digitial Editions software or transfer it to a supported eReader. 
    • Download an audiobook, then listen to it using OverDrive's free desktop app or transfer it to a supported MP3 player.

     

  • Sora

    Getting Started with Sora (the OverDrive App)

     

     STEP 1

    Install the Sora app from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store, or go to soraapp.com

     

    STEP 2

    In Sora, find and click on 'Visalia Unified School District' under the 'Is this your school?' section

     

    STEP 3

    STUDENT Sign-In 

    School Email Address: This is your school Gmail account ending in .us (example: john.sm1234@vusd.us)

    Password: This is your student ID number plus S (example: 123456S)

     

    STAFF Sign-In (*Click 'Change Option Button' to sign in as 'Staff' from the drop-down menu)

    School Email Address: This is your school Microsoft Outlook email ending in .org (example: jkinney@vusd.org)

    Password: Password123 (remember to capitalize the P)

     

    STEP 4

    Browse the 'Explore' tab and click on a book to 'Borrow' it (if it is available) and your book will open so you can start reading right away. If the book is currently unavailable, you can 'Place a Hold' on the book and you will be notified by email when it is available to you. 

     

    STEP 5

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

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