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Getting started with a NOOK

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You can install the OverDrive app from the NOOK store on a NOOK Color, Tablet, HD, or HD+. These NOOK devices are based on Android, so you can use our Android instructions to borrow, read, and listen to titles using OverDrive's app. Please use this article to get started with those Android-based NOOKs.

The guide below is for NOOK models other than the Color, Tablet, HD, and HD+.

What you need

  • The USB cable for your NOOK
  • Adobe Digital Editions for Windows or Mac
  • A library card

How it works

  1. Install software
    Install Adobe Digital Editions (ADE) on your computer to transfer library eBooks to your NOOK. You will also need to authorize your computer with an Adobe ID or OverDrive account.
  2. Browse, borrow, and download titles on your computer
    Open your library's digital collection website (find it here) on your computer.
    Then, borrow and download an EPUB or PDF eBook.
  3. Transfer and enjoy
    Library eBooks will download and open in Adobe Digital Editions (ADE). From there, transfer eBooks to your NOOK.
    Note: The NOOK HD and HD+ do not support transfers from ADE. If you have one of these devices, install the OverDrive app and borrow titles directly from your NOOK.
    Once you have transferred a library eBook, you can open and read it like you would any other eBook on your NOOK.

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

Last Updated: Sep 15, 2014 11:22AM EDT

Getting started with a NOOK

print it

You can install the OverDrive app from the NOOK store on a NOOK Color, Tablet, HD, or HD+. These NOOK devices are based on Android, so you can use our Android instructions to borrow, read, and listen to titles using OverDrive's app. Please use this article to get started with those Android-based NOOKs.

The guide below is for NOOK models other than the Color, Tablet, HD, and HD+.

What you need

  • The USB cable for your NOOK
  • Adobe Digital Editions for Windows or Mac
  • A library card

How it works

  1. Install software
    Install Adobe Digital Editions (ADE) on your computer to transfer library eBooks to your NOOK. You will also need to authorize your computer with an Adobe ID or OverDrive account.
  2. Browse, borrow, and download titles on your computer
    Open your library's digital collection website (find it here) on your computer.
    Then, borrow and download an EPUB or PDF eBook.
  3. Transfer and enjoy
    Library eBooks will download and open in Adobe Digital Editions (ADE). From there, transfer eBooks to your NOOK.
    Note: The NOOK HD and HD+ do not support transfers from ADE. If you have one of these devices, install the OverDrive app and borrow titles directly from your NOOK.
    Once you have transferred a library eBook, you can open and read it like you would any other eBook on your NOOK.

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

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