Using your Nook Color/Tablet with the Overdrive

Using your Nook Color/Tablet with the Overdrive
Here are step-by-step instructions on how to get digital content on your Nook Color or
Tablet using an app. Have questions? Ask a staff member or call 645-2275.
There are now two ways to get library eBooks on your Nook. First, you can download them
via an app. Alternately, a feature called Overdrive READ allows you to get a library eBook
quickly through your browser without downloading. The download method with app still
works, but many users find the second method more seamless.
Using your Nook Color/Tablet with the Overdrive App
Step A. How to Get and Set Up the App for Your Nook
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You must install the Overdrive App for your Nook to get library. Instructions may vary a bit by
the generation of your Nook. These steps work for most. From your home screen, touch shop
Touch apps and search for “Overdrive.” (You may have to scroll down in the results to find it.)
Touch the Free button under the app; touch confirm.
The app will install; then touch open.
You will be prompted to enter your Overdrive Account: sign if you already have one; if you don’t,
create on by touching Sign Up
Once you complete the sign in, you will be taken to Overdrive.
Menu button at upper left (it looks like 3 horizontal lines) and touch Add a Library. Search by
and select “Columbus Metropolitan Library.” You’ll see the words that say “Digital Downloads-A
Library Collaboration.” Touch the star next to these words, which will save Digital Downloads to
your menu. Then touch the Digital Downloads link to begin browsing titles.
Step B. How to Access Library Materials
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Touch Sign in on the top right. At the login screen, select your library.
At the next screen, enter your library card number. Touch Sign in. (Note this step is important:
you’ll see more titles by signing in.)
From here, search for a particular title of just browse. Pay attention to the book or headphones
icon on the book cover to see if the title is an MP3 or EPUB. If a title is available, the icon will be
black. Touch the cover image of the item. A blue box will say Borrow. (Note: if the tiem is
already checked out, the icon will be gray; touching the cover will show the words Place a Hold;
items may be reserved by entering an email address).
Once a title is selected, touch Borrow.
Touch the teal-colored box that says Download. Check the box by Adobe ePub book
Touch Confirm & Download.
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The MP3 or EPUB will be downloaded. Touch the Home button (upper left of screen). Touch
Bookshelf. Tap book to begin reading.
Step C. Returning eBooks early from your Nook
To return library items before they expire (if you wish—they will expire automatically on their own)
you must open the Overdrive app:
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When the Overdrive app is open, Touch Bookshelf.
Your check-out items will be listed.
Touch the cover of the title you wish to return and hold your finger down a few seconds
A Return/Delete/Share menu will appear.
Press Return.
A message will appear stating “Are you sure you want to return this title?”
Press Yes.
The book will be removed from your library eBook account.
Using your Nook Color/Tablet with Overdrive READ
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Using the Nook web browser go to www.columbuslibrary.org. Do NOT launch from the
Overdrive app.
Scroll down and click (or tap) on the box that reads "eBooks Audiobooks >>”
Touch Sign in on the top right. At the login screen, select your library.
At the next screen, enter your library card number. Touch Sign in. (Note this step is important:
you’ll see more titles by signing in.)
Search for a title
Tap desired book cover
Tap Borrow
Tap Read (in your browser)
A new tab will open with the book
Click or tap the right or left edges of the eBook to turn pages
Click or tap the bookmark icon in the upper-left to save your position
To access the menu options swipe down from (or click on) the top of the page
To read eBooks offline, follow this procedure:
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Open the OverDrive Read title in the browser
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Tap the Menu Option to the right of the box where you type in the URL
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Select More Options > then Add Bookmark
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Name the Bookmark
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Log off WiFi
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To access the bookmark you just created tap the same Menu Option
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This time, select Bookmarks
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Select the name of the Bookmark you created to open the title
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The first time you open the title a window may open to prompt you to logon to WiFi, do
not connect, just select Done
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Read
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