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 Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK).

Note: Some digital formats may not be available from all libraries.

Step 1

Download the OverDrive app from one of the following:

Step 2

Open the OverDrive app and follow the prompts to create an OverDrive account and log in. If you're under 13, select I am under 13 years old instead.

Note: If you're using a NOOK Color or Tablet, skip this step and move on to step 3.

Step 3

In the OverDrive app, find your library's OverDrive website. On most NOOK tablets, you can do this by swiping from left to right to open the Home menu, then tapping Add. On a NOOK Color or Tablet, tap the Add a library icon icon (or, if you don't have this icon, go to Menu > Get Books).

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

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 Bookshelf (under your Account) on your library's OverDrive website. From here, you can:

  • Download EPUB eBooks* and MP3 audiobooks directly to the OverDrive app.
  • Add streaming videos to the OverDrive app.
  • Tap Read to open and read OverDrive Read or MediaDo Reader eBooks right in your browser.
    Note: OverDrive Read eBooks may not work on older NOOK devices, like the NOOK Color.
  • Tap Listen to open and play OverDrive Listen audiobooks right in your browser (only compatible with the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK).
  • If you've installed the Kindle reading app from the Google Play store on your NOOK, select Download, then Kindle Book (U.S. only) to complete checkout on Amazon's website and send the book to your Kindle reading app.

*Note: If you're using a NOOK Color or Tablet, you'll need to authorize your device with an Adobe ID to download EPUB eBooks. It's a one-time, free process that takes just moments to complete.

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

For a video overview of how to get started with a NOOK tablet, check out our help videos.

Last Updated: Jul 06, 2015 04:36PM EDT