Using Overdrive eBooks with a Nook eReader

To borrow Overdrive library eBooks for use with your Nook eReader you will need a library card in good standing, an email address, Adobe Digital Editions software authorized either anonymously or with Adobe ID, and the Overdrive Media Console software.

For first time use

Click here for more information regarding the installation of Adobe Digital Editions and Overdrive Media Console.

To Borrow materials

  • Go to your library’s website, and click on the link to Overdrive.
  • Select the material you’d like to take out, and make sure for a Nook eReader that the book says epub, pdf, or open epub next to it.
  • Select add to cart. If it says add to wishlist, this means it’s checked out to another patron.
  • Once you have finished selecting books, click continue to Checkout.
  • You will then be asked for your library card number.
  • Confirm Checkout
  • Click the download button, if prompted, choose to open file with Adobe Digital Editions.

Follow this link for addition information on borrowing materials.

Using Overdrive app

  • Download the Overdrive app onto your Nook
  • Click on my items to see your borrowed materials

OR Transfer your borrowed items to your Nook eReader Manually

  • Be sure that you are able to find and open the borrowed eBook in the Adobe Digital Editions software.
  • Plug your Nook eReader into your computer with the usb cable.
  • Open Adobe Digital Editions, authorize Nook device when prompted.
  • Find the  items you want to transfer in your Adobe Digital Editions library.
  • Drag and drop the item onto listed Nook device in left column of Adobe Digital Editions.
  • Eject nook device in windows explorer before unplugging.

Finding your library books on the Nook

  • Select the MyLibrary button on bottom of the home screen
  • Select My stuff at top right
  • Select My Files category
  • Select Digital Editions folder
  • Select item to read

To return ebooks early

  • Open the Adobe Digital Editions program on your computer
  • Find the item in library of your downloaded books
  • Mouse over the cover of the item, an arrow will appear upper left corner
  • Click the arrow and select “Return Borrowed Item” from the list of options

Download our print formatted Nook instructions as a PDF.