Digital Learning and Library Services
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools Media Centers are spaces where students engage in learning and thinking critically and the cultivation of career and college readiness. Every CMS school is equipped with a strong and diverse book collection tailored to the needs and interests of students. In addition, many have makerspaces to support creativity, innovation, and an interest in coding and technology. CMS Media Centers also offer exciting programming options and reading advocacy events that cultivate a love of reading and learning in school communities across the district.
What is it?
ONE Access is a partnership with Charlotte Mecklenburg Library, where students have access to Library services using their CMS Student ID number. ONE Access, or "One Number Equals Access," uses students' school identification numbers instead of separate library cards. With their ONE Access account, students can:
- Access Library research databases
- Borrow digital materials, such as e-books, audiobooks, magazines, music and video
- Borrow up to 10 print or audiobooks (no DVDs or music CDs)
There are no overdue fines for ONE Access accounts, but users are responsible for fees on lost or damaged books. For more information about this program visit the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library website or contact your school library media coordinator.
Sora is our CMS district adopted ebook platform for academic, professional, and leisure reading. Every CMS student and staff member has Access to Sora through Clever. Check out ebooks purchased by your school or district plus ebooks from the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library and NC Kids Digital Library. We've even built collections of required and recommended texts which support the EL Education Curriculum for grades K-8. Sign into your account and start reading!
How to Login to Sora Using CMS Clever (4:59) This screencast will demonstrate how to login to Sora using the CMS student ID number through Clever, use the buttons along the bottom to navigate within Sora, and to add two libraries to the account: Charlotte Mecklenburg Library and NC Kids Digital Library.
Follett Destiny is your School Library Catalog. Search your school's library resources in one easy place! Find books and resources, place holds, check the status of your account and more!
Click the link on the left and choose your school from the list. Then login using the button in the upper right corner. Select Catalog (top) or Destiny Discover (left) to start your search.
Contact your school library media coordinator for more information or assistance.
- Follet Destiny Login Flyer – Students & Staff
- Student Username: CMS Student ID#
- Password: Same as the NCEd Cloud password
Check out the Sora Dashboard to see ebook loans in real time. If you see a book you want to read, just click on a title to check it out or place a hold.