Sora (OverDrive)

Go to soraapp.com/library/socalis, choose "Harvard-Westlake School," and use your HW username (all lowercase) and password to borrow ebooks and audiobooks. We have over 7000 ebooks and audiobooks available for checkout!

You can use the Sora mobile app to read or listen on your device, and you can even send most books to a Kindle if you have one.

Choose Harvard-WestlakeEnter your HW username and passwordBrowse, search, enjoy!




Public libraries offer so much that you can access remotely, and it's okay if you don't have a card yet: Many libraries are now offering online sign-ups for digital cards!

Digital resources available for free with a library card frequently include: 

  • ebooks;
  • audiobooks;
  • streaming movies, TV, and music;
  • magazines;
  • newspapers;
  • research databases;
  • tutorial videos;
  • and even online tutoring for students.


Los Angeles Public Library (e-card info)


Los Angeles County residents are eligible for an instant e-card that allows access to all of LAPL's digital resources.

County of Los Angeles Public Library (e-card info)

Los Angeles County residents may sign up for a digital library card for 90 days of access to LA County's digital resources. (Visit LACountyLibrary.org and hover over the "Digital Library" link at the top of the page to view everything they offer.)

Santa Monica Public Library (e-card info)

California residents are eligible for an e-card allowing 30 days of access to Santa Monica's digital resources.

Pasadena/Glendale Digital Library

Pasadena Public Library (e-card info) and Glendale Public Library (e-card info) offer online services jointly, so you only need one of the two cards to access all the digital resources that both libraries offer.

Burbank Public Library (e-card info)

You can get an eLibrary card online or by calling a branch.

Beverly Hills Public Library (card info)

To access Beverly Hills's digital resources, call the Customer Service Desk at (310) 288-2222 for a virtual library card.

Southern California Digital Library

A consortium whose member libraries include El Segundo* (digital access info) and South Pasadena*.

Long Beach Public Library

Even without an existing card, "you can start enjoying [Long Beach's] digital resources today when you sign up online!"(source).


Sora, the OverDrive app for school libraries


The OverDrive app for school libraries, including HW. Available for iPhone, iPad, and Android devices.

Libby, the OverDrive app for public libraries


The OverDrive app for public libraries. Available for iPhone, iPad, Android, and Windows 10+.


Library Extension

When you view a book on a site like Amazon or GoodReads, this extension shows the title's availability at your chosen libraries — including our very own Munger or Mudd. Available for Chrome and Firefox.

Library Extension