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Supplemental Library: K-12

School Library Catalogs - houses eBooks and collections for pleasure reading or to extend student’s knowledge of a topic

  1. Choose your child’s school and log in on the right-hand side of the screen.
    1. Username: first initial, last name, and last four digits of their lunch number ex. mjones1234
    2. Password: last five digits of their lunch number ex. 01234
  2. On the left-hand side of the page, choose “Destiny Discover” to see our eBook and Classroom Ready Collections.

Britannica Encyclopedia – materials for all 3 levels

  1. Please choose the correct level that is shown on the page.
  2. You may or may not need to sign in. Username: roanoke  Password: county

Gale Databases (for middle school and high school students)
****If you have to sign-in, the password is library

Gale in Context Middle School -
Gale in Context High School -
Gale in Context World History -
Gale in Context Academic Onefile -

Sora EBook Collection

  1. Go to or choose the Sora app in Classlink
    Video Introduction - click here
  2. In Sora, find “Roanoke County Schools” and sign in using your Microsoft log-in information
    a. Username: first initial, last name, and last four digits of their lunch number and 
    **Elementary students: this is the student’s Classlink log-in
    b. Password: Middle/ high school – the password for your computer
    ** Elementary -   lunch number
  3. Have a public library card? Click on the three bars on the top right-hand side of the screen. From there, you can click “Add a Public Library” and find “Roanoke Valley Libraries.” When you borrow a book from their collection, you will need to add your card number. Over 1400 eBooks and audiobooks
  4. NO PUBLIC LIBRARY CARD? NO PROBLEM! up online, and your card number will be emailed to you!
    Age 13 and under need to have parent permission!

    For assistance, please email or call your school librarian or
    Heather Balsley – Lead Librarian

Free Ebooks

Below are free stories and videos of books for students to access from home.    high school   ALL LEVELS – USE THE RED BOXES TO CHOOSE YOURS
At, you will find hundreds of audiobooks titles available completely free.