We are excited to announce that we have launched an Online Library – a collection of eBooks and eAudiobooks that our students and staff can access anytime, anywhere.
Membership of our JCSP Library Project Digital Library is free for students and staff in all JCSP/DEIS schools.
Our Digital Library is a centrally managed online eBook and eAudiobook lending library. The collection consists of a wide range of teenage and young adult titles to suit all year groups, interests and ability levels. In addition, the library hosts collections of titles to support teacher CPD and staff/parent book clubs. The collection currently consists of over 10,500 unique titles, with multiple copies and/or class sets of many of these, bringing the overall total to over 45,000 items. Over 600 titles are available for simultaneous use, meaning they are always available to borrow without wait lists or holds. New titles are being added to the collections on an ongoing basis. Members can access and download books from the library anytime, anywhere via the Sora app – to a PC, laptop or Smart device.
A collection of 410 Digital Magazine titles was added to the library in 2022. Covering a wide and diverse range of subjects, the current and up to 2 years’ backissues of each title are available for simultaneous use (without wait lists or holds).
The rolling out of free membership of our Digital Library to all JCSP/DEIS schools in the country (250+ schools / 130,000+ students / 10,000+ staff members) is ongoing. To date, over 100,000 individual students and 9,000 staff from over 220 schools have been set up with library membership. Borrowing levels are increasing year on year with over 84,700 items borrowed from the library in 2021-2022 – a 47% increase on the previous year..
How to access the collection
Membership is limited to all JCSP/DEIS (2nd level) schools in Ireland.
To register: enter your school details here and a full set of student and staff logins will be sent to your school
Members can access our Digital Library using the Sora app or at soraap.com
Introduction to Sora. Explore the functions of Sora and learn how to get started or find an answer to your questions.
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