What do you read when you’ve run out of books or when your school library is no longer available? Go digital!

Chorlton High School has invested in 2 digital libraries for students to use and there is also Borrowbox, your local ebook library as well.

MyON Digital Library 

MyON is a personalised digital library providing access to over 5,000 digital books for students to read or listen to. Students can read online from any mobile device or PC without downloading any extra software. Titles can be matched to each student’s interests and year group and those students in Year 7, 8 and 9 who already take part in the Accelerated Reader programme can also take quizzes on the books that they have been reading.

MyON has a huge range of Non Fiction books and graphic novels. However, there are a large number of classic books available as well, which might be of interest for Year 10 or 11 students that want to continue to expand their reading. All of the books on myON can be read by any number of students at any time. 

How does it work?

Students can access myON here.
Students then choose their school and log in using their computer username and the password “chorlton”. 
For more information on myON, please check out the following tutorials to help you get logged in and starting to read. 

Getting Students Started with MyON

Click here to watch a short film about using MyON and reading books.


E-book Library via SORA

Chorlton High School has also subscribed to an online library, which provides access to 1,500 e-books and audio books. These are available to read through Sora, the student reading app, on any device or PC. Students borrow the books on their account, in a similar way to an ordinary library. 

Some of the books on Sora are available for anyone to read at any time. However as this is a shared collection with other UK schools, it may be that someone else is reading the book you want. If this is the case, then students are encouraged to place a hold on the book. The e-book collection is managed by Overdrive and more copies of popular books will be added if there is a demand.

Year 7 and 8 students will be given access to books that are suitable and appropriate for their age range. Year 9, 10 and 11 students will be given access to all Young Adult books in the collection.

How does it work?

Students using a mobile device or tablet will need to download the Sora app free of charge.

Click here for access to Sora on a PC.

To find Chorlton High School for the first time, use the set up code: uksecondary. 
Students then choose their school and log in using their computer username and the password “chorlton”. 
More information on logging into Sora, please use the following tutorials and information.

Getting Students Started with Sora

Sora video tutorials:

Introducing students to Sora

Getting Students started with Sora

Introducing Sora to teens

Troubleshooting tips

More detailed information on how to use Sora:

Using Sora

Reading statistics and achievements

How to download and stream titles in Sora



The Borrowbox service is available online from your local public library. It is a wonderful way of reading online and there is a huge selection of books available for students and young people to download. To access this, you do need to be a member of your local library. However, you can sign up now and get a temporary membership number that allows you to access Borrowbox.

All the Greater Manchester authorities use Borrowbox, so wherever you live you should be able to sign up.

Borrowbox - User Information, Manchester Libraries

Click here for more information on Borrowbox.


We hope that access to these digital libraries will supplement the reading material that students have at their disposal, so that they are able to enjoy all of the benefits that reading for pleasure brings. 

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