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Gadgets to Borrow: NY Reads

A place to see the available gadgets from School Library System and a link to contact Authors and Illustrators (A-i-E)

Free OverDrive/Sora collection to add to your school

Shown as NY Reads in the Sora pulldown

Please contact to make sure your district is set up to add this collection.

NY Reads breakdown

NY Reads is a diverse and inclusive simultaneous access collection of over 1,300 eBook and audiobooks purchased by 33 BOCES and Big 5 Districts throughout New York State.

The collection includes a variety of fiction and nonfiction titles to meet the individual and academic needs of learners across the state.

NY Reads - started July 1, 2021


  • 27 BOCES School Library Systems are confirmed partners in this collaboration
  • The new state wide platform will show up and be fully searchable just like your local public library is
  • The above mentioned group will be purchasing unlimited simultaneous use items through OverDrive
  • Everything will be purchased as a one year subscription that will need to be renewed on an annual basis


Below are screen captures of some of the materials available.