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Downloading eBooks to a NOOK Color, NOOK HD or NOOK Tablet

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  • 1. A PAIN-FREE GUIDE Downloading eBooks to a NOOK Color, NOOK HD or NOOK Tablet
  • 2. Getting Started You will need: A Waukegan Public Library card A Wi-Fi connection Your NOOK
  • 3. Open the NOOK store by tapping the SHOP button at the bottom of the home screen. NOOK Color | HD | Tablet NOOK
  • 4. Tap the Search Shop box at the bottom of the screen to access the keyboard. Search for the phrase OverDrive. NOOK Color | HD | Tablet NOOK
  • 5. Tap Free, then Install to begin installation. When the app has finished installing, tap Open. NOOK Color | HD | Tablet NOOK
  • 6. OverDrive will ask you to create an OverDrive account. Tap Sign up. NOOK Color | HD | Tablet NOOK
  • 7. Fill out the required information and tap Sign up at the bottom. NOOK Color | HD | Tablet NOOK
  • 8. You should now see the OverDrive home page. Tap the Get Books button in the upper right corner. NOOK Color | HD | Tablet NOOK
  • 9. Tap Add a Title. NOOK Color | HD | Tablet NOOK
  • 10. Find Waukegan Public Library by entering the zip code. Tap Search. NOOK Color | HD | Tablet NOOK
  • 11. Tap Waukegan Public Library to select it. NOOK Color | HD | Tablet NOOK
  • 12. Tap the star to add the library to your Get Books list. Then tap Waukegan Public Library to open the library’s eBook catalog. NOOK Color | HD | Tablet NOOK
  • 13. Browse genres by tapping the icon on the left. Search for a title or author by tapping the magnifying glass on the right. NOOK Color | HD | Tablet NOOK
  • 14. Tap the cover of the book you want to read, then tap More . HINT: A dark gray icon in the top right corner of a book means there are copies available for download. A light gray icon means all copies are in use. NOOK Color | HD | Tablet NOOK
  • 15. Available formats are listed below the cover image. Check for Adobe EPUB eBook. Tap Borrow. NOOK Color | HD | Tablet NOOK
  • 16. Enter your library card number to sign in. Tip: Check the box that reads Remember my login information on this device for your NOOK to store your library card number. NOOK Color | HD | Tablet NOOK
  • 17. Tap the Download button, then tap Adobe EPUB eBook. Tap Confirm & Download. NOOK Color | HD | Tablet NOOK
  • 18. A message will appear on the screen, saying a title has been added to your bookshelf. Tap the Overdrive icon in the upper left corner , then tap Bookshelf. Tap the cover of the book to begin reading. NOOK Color | HD | Tablet NOOK
  • 19. To return an eBook early, navigate to your Bookshelf. Tap and hold the cover image. Tap Return, then tap Yes. NOOK Color | HD | Tablet NOOK
  • 20. You will have the option to Renew an eBook starting 3 days before the due date. This places an advanced hold on the title so that you may check it out again immediately after it expires. Visit downloads.waukeganpl.org and Sign In with your library card number. NOOK Color | HD | Tablet NOOK
  • 21. Click on Account to view your bookshelf. Eligible titles will have a Renew option below the due date. Hint: A green arrow means you can check the book out again right away. A gray arrow means other patrons have a hold on that title, but you can still reserve a spot on the holds list. NOOK Color | HD | Tablet NOOK
  • 22. Enter and confirm your email address, then click Renew. You will receive an email notification when the title is available to check out again. Click on the email link to borrow the book. NOOK Color | HD | Tablet NOOK
  • 23. General Information You may check out up to 6 eBooks per library card. Because eBooks are returned automatically at the end of the loan period, it is impossible to accrue overdue fines. eBooks not owned by Waukegan Public Library cannot be obtained through interlibrary loan. You may suggest an eBook purchase on the library’s website or by speaking with a librarian. Only patrons with Waukegan Public Library cards may download eBooks. If the title you want is checked out, you may place a hold on it, just like a physical library book. eBooks have a limit of one renewal per title.
  • 24. Enjoy your eBook! If you have any questions, please contact us for a one- on-one class on downloading eBooks. Reference Services Waukegan Public Library wkgnref@waukeganpl.info 847-623-2041 ext 238