You can borrow and transfer eBooks to your NOOK eReader using the free Adobe Digital Editions (ADE) application on your computer.

If you're using a NOOK Color, Tablet, HD, HD+, or Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK, please refer to our guide on getting started with NOOK tablets.

Step 1

Install ADE on your computer. You will also need to authorize your computer with an Adobe ID or OverDrive account before you can download library eBooks.

Step 2

Open your library's OverDrive website on your computer (find it using

Step 3

Log into your library's OverDrive website with your library card, borrow an eBook, and download the EPUB or PDF version of that book. Once downloaded, it should open automatically in ADE.

Step 4

Plug your NOOK into your computer, then use ADE to transfer the eBook you borrowed to your NOOK.

Note: The NOOK HD, HD+, and Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK do not support transfer from ADE. If you have one of these devices, install the OverDrive app and borrow titles directly from your NOOK tablet instead.

Step 5

Once you've transferred a library eBook to your NOOK, you can open and read it like you would any other eBook.

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

Last Updated: Jun 17, 2015 09:05AM EDT