You can use the OverDrive app to get eBooks, audiobooks, streaming videos, and periodicals from your library on your NOOK tablet (such as the NOOK HD, HD+, or NOOK by Samsung tablets).

Notes:

Step 1

Download the OverDrive app from the Google Play Store.

Step 2

Open the OverDrive app and follow the prompts to sign in (or sign up) using your library card, Facebook, or a free OverDrive account. Learn which sign-in option is right for you here.

If you're under 13, you can use one of the under-13 sign-in options.

Step 3

In the OverDrive app, tap the icon in the top-left corner to open the Home menu. Tap Manage libraries, then tap + to find your library's OverDrive website.

  • Tap the star to save your library to your library list.
  • Tap your library's name to start browsing.

Now, choose the image below that looks like the titles on your library's website.

Step 4

Borrow a title (you'll need to sign into your library's OverDrive website to complete this step).

Step 5

Once you've borrowed a title, tap Add to app (if shown) or tap books icon to go to your Loans page and see all of your options for the title. From there, you can:

  • Tap Choose a format, then EPUB eBook to add EPUB eBooks directly to the OverDrive app.
  • Tap Add to app to add MP3 audiobooks and streaming videos directly to the OverDrive app.
  • Tap Read now to open and read OverDrive Read or MediaDo Reader eBooks in your browser.
  • Tap Listen now to open and play OverDrive Listen audiobooks in your browser (only compatible with NOOK by Samsung tablets).
  • If you've installed the Kindle reading app from the Google Play store on your NOOK, select Choose a format, then Kindle Book (U.S. only) to complete checkout on Amazon's website and send the book to your Kindle reading app.

Note: Magazines and newspapers work a little differently than other digital titles. See getting started with periodicals for more help.

NOOK tablets are based on the Android operating system, so many of our Android help articles are also useful for NOOK tablets.

Check out our OverDrive app video for a visual overview of getting started in the app.

Step 4

Log into your library's OverDrive website with your library card and borrow a title.

Note: Magazines and newspapers work a little differently than other digital titles. They have a Send to NOOK app button instead of a Borrow button, and they'll appear right in your NOOK library on your tablet. See getting started with periodicals for more help.

Step 5

Find borrowed titles on your Checkouts page (under your Account) on your library's OverDrive website. From here, you can:

NOOK tablets are based on the Android operating system, so many of our Android help articles are also useful for NOOK tablets.

Check out our OverDrive app video for a visual overview of getting started in the app.

Last Updated: Oct 28, 2016 10:19AM EDT