Sunday, January 20, 2013

The New Overdrive App for Nook: Downloading Library Books Just Got Easier

If you have a Nook Color, Tablet, HD, or HD +, it's now a lot easier to download ebooks from the library. Now you can download them directly to your Nook, without having to connect it to a computer, by using the Overdrive Media Console app.

The first time you use the app will be a little complicated, because you will need to download it and register it with Adobe. But you only have to do these things once, and then it will be much simpler.

To get the app, simply click "Apps" on your Nook, and then click "Shop All".

On the next screen, search for "Overdrive Media Console". When you find the app, click the green button that says "Free".

Now click "Confirm". 

Now you'll see the Overdrive Media Console home page. To start downloading a library book, click the menu button at the bottom of the screen. Then click "Get Books" at the bottom of the screen.

Now click "Add a Library". You should just have to do this once.

On the next screen, type in Terrebonne Parish and click "Search". Now click "Terrebonne Parish Public Library".

Now click the star next to "E-Library Co-Op of Southeast Louisiana".  

Now you can search for a book. When you find one you want to check out, click "Add to Cart". 

Now click "Proceed to Checkout".

Select "Terrebonne Parish Library".

Click "Confirm Check Out".

Now click "Download".

The first time you download a book using the Overdrive app, you'll need to register the app with Adobe. You will only have to do this once. If you already have an Adobe ID, click "Settings" and enter your login information. If you don't have an Adobe ID, click "Get ID". This will take you to a website where you can sign up for one. Be sure to write down your password.

Once you have an Adobe ID, you can enter it at the top of the settings page, and click "Authorize".

Now your book should automatically download! Just click on it to open and start reading. Once again, this whole process will be much easier the second time, because you won't have to download and authorize the Overdrive App. Just click on the Overdrive icon, go to "Get Books", and start browsing. As always, if you have any questions, give us a call at 876-5861, option 2. Happy ereading!

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