Enjoy downloadable audiobooks from SYNC this summer

2021 Sync BannerFree Downloadable Books All Summer!

In addition to the free ebooks and audiobooks you can download from Overdrive, teens can access even more free audiobooks this summer from SYNC, a free summer audiobook program for teens 13+.  Starting April 29, SYNC will give away two thematically-paired audiobook downloads a week.  

How does it work?

  • Titles are accessible in Sora, the student reading app from OverDrive.  Middleborough NMS and MHS students have Sora accounts already—click here!  See download instructions below.
  • Each SYNC audiobook will be featured in Sora a window of 7 days.
  • Titles are yours indefinitely once you “borrow” them during their 7-day availability window in Sora.
  • Sign-up to get notifications when the free audiobook downloads are available. You can receive alerts by text message (text syncYA to 25827), email newsletter, or by visiting www.audiobooksync.com

I already use Sora for school. How do I add SYNC titles?

If you already use Sora, you’ll need to add the SYNC program’s library. Here are the steps:

  1. In Sora, open the menu (in the top-right corner).
  2. Select Add a library.
  3. Search for audiobooksync and select the library from the results.
  4. Enter the email address you used to sign up for SYNC.

Can I use Libby or the OverDrive app for the SYNC program instead of the Sora app?

The SYNC program will only work with Sora, the student reading app from OverDrive. You don’t need to be affiliated with a school to use Sora with the SYNC program.

First register for SYNC 2021. Then set up Sora.

How do I set up Sora if I don't already have a school account? 

  1. Download Sora from the Apple App Storeor Google Play Store, or go to soraapp.com in your browser.
  2. In Sora, tap I have a setup code (at the bottom of the screen).
  3. Enter this setup code: audiobooksync.
  4. Enter the email address you used to sign up for SYNC.
  5. Tap Explore (at the bottom of the screen) to see the week’s featured titles 
Can I delete the titles from my device?
Yes, you can delete the downloaded audiobook files in Sora if you need to free up space on your device. If you delete the files, the title will stay on your Shelf, and you’ll be able to download and access it again.
To delete a downloaded audiobook’s files, tap the checkmark next to the title on your Shelf, Stream (when online), then select Yes, delete download.
PLEASE NOTE:  If you RETURN an audiobook, it will be completely removed from your account in Sora and you’ll lose access to it once its SYNC availability period is over. We don’t recommend doing this!

For Technical Assistance, please contact synchelp@audiofilemagazine.com

Visit www.audiofilemagazine.com/sync for more information about SYNC.

See the free titles being offered:

SYNC brochure with all free audio book titles 

Free audio book titles from May 27-June 23

Free audio book titles from June 24-July 21

Free audio book titles from July 8-August 4