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If your digital library offers periodicals (like magazines and newspapers), you'll be able to get the latest issues for free from your library's OverDrive website. Periodicals from your library come in the NOOK periodicals format (available in the U.S. only), which means that you'll need the free NOOK reading app or a NOOK tablet to read them.

Follow these steps to find, get, and read NOOK periodicals from your library:

  1. Open your library's OverDrive website (you can find it here).
  2. Find a periodical. You can:
    • Search for periodicals by name
    • Use the advanced search to find all titles in the NOOK Periodical format
    • Find periodicals using the site's Browse or Featured collections menus
      The browse tab opened with periodicals selected. See instructions above.
  3. Once you've found a periodical that looks interesting, select the Send to NOOK app link beneath the title. Or, click or tap the periodical to open its details page and learn more about it, then select Send to NOOK app from there.
    A periodical on a search results page with the send to nook app link
  4. If you're not already signed into your library's OverDrive website, you'll be prompted to do so now.
    • If this is your first time getting a NOOK periodical, continue to step 5.
    • If you've sent periodicals to your NOOK account before, skip to step 8.
  5. A pop-up window will open, explaining what happens the first time you send a periodical to NOOK. Select Accept to Continue.
    Accept to continue pop-up. See instructions above
  6. The first time you send a periodical to your NOOK account, you'll be taken to a Barnes & Noble page to sign into your NOOK (BN.com) account. If you don't already have a free NOOK account, you'll be prompted to register for one.
    Barnes and Noble sign in page. See instructions above
  7. After you've signed into (or created) your NOOK account, select Grant Access. This is a one-time step that allows periodicals in your library account to be sent to your NOOK account.
    Note: None of your personal information from your NOOK account will be shared with OverDrive or your library.
    Grant Access screen. See instructions above.
  8. Your periodical is now sent to your NOOK account. To read your periodical, switch over to your NOOK reading app or NOOK tablet.

Periodicals that you send to NOOK will stay in your NOOK account forever (unless you manually remove them). You don't have to worry about returning them to your library, and you'll never be charged for them.

If you get an error when you try to send a periodical to your NOOK account

If the periodical wasn't successfully sent to your NOOK account, you'll find it waiting on your Checkouts page (under your account on your library's OverDrive website). From here you can select Re-send to NOOK app to try again, or Clear from checkouts to remove it from your library account.

The re-send to Nook app button and clear from checkouts button on the checkouts page.

If your digital library offers periodicals (like magazines and newspapers), you'll be able to get the latest issues for free from your library's OverDrive website. Periodicals from your library come in the NOOK periodicals format (available in the U.S. only), which means that you'll need the free NOOK reading app or a NOOK tablet to read them.

Follow these steps to find, get, and read NOOK periodicals from your library:

  1. Open your library's OverDrive website (you can find it here).
  2. Find a periodical. You can search for periodicals by name or use the advanced search to find all titles in the NOOK Periodicals format.
    Advanced search link. See instructions above
  3. Once you've found a periodical that looks interesting, mouse over it (or tap it, on a mobile device) and select Send to NOOK app.
    The send to NOOK app button for a periodical
  4. A pop-up window will open, explaining what happens the first time you send a periodical to NOOK. Select Accept to Continue.
    Note: Check Don't show this message again if you don't want to see this pop-up every time you get a periodical from your library.
    The accept to continue popup window for periodicals
  5. If you're not already signed into your library account, you'll be prompted to do so now.
    Sample library sign-in page
    If this is your first time getting a NOOK periodical, continue to step 6. If you've sent periodicals to your NOOK account before, skip to step 8.
  6. The first time you send a periodical to your NOOK account, you'll be taken to a Barnes & Noble page to sign into your NOOK (BN.com) account. If you don't already have a free NOOK account, you'll be prompted to register for one.
    The Barnes and Noble sign in page
  7. After you've signed into (or created) your NOOK account, select Grant Access. This is a one-time step that allows periodicals in your library account to be sent to your NOOK account.
    Note: None of your personal information from your NOOK account will be shared with OverDrive or your library.
    The Grant Access screen for NOOK periodicals
  8. Your periodical is now sent to your NOOK account. On your library's OverDrive website, you'll be taken to your Periodical History page, where you can see a complete list of periodicals you've successfully sent to NOOK. To read your periodical, switch over to your NOOK reading app or NOOK tablet.

Periodicals that you send to NOOK will stay in your NOOK account forever (unless you manually remove them). You don't have to worry about returning them to your library, and you'll never be charged for them.

If you get an error when you try to send a periodical to your NOOK account

If the periodical wasn't successfully sent to your NOOK account, you'll find it waiting on your Checkouts page (located under your Account on your library's OverDrive website). From here, you can select Re-send to NOOK app to try again, or Clear from Checkouts to remove it from your library account.

The re-send to NOOK app and clear from checkouts buttons.

For a video overview of how to get periodicals from your library, check out our help video.

Last Updated: May 23, 2016 10:09AM EDT