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 8,700 unique titles, with multiple copies and/or class sets of many of these, bringing the overall total to just over 26,000 items. Over 380 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.
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 90,000 individual students and 9,000 staff from over 210 schools have been set up with library membership. Borrowing levels are increasing year on year with over 55,000 items borrowed from the library in 2020-2021 – a 65% 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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