How to use OverDrive with your Nook, Kobo, or Sony Reader -        Walkthrough           John Robertson         Warren Pub...
Using OverDrive: Nook, Kobo Reader,            Sony Reader• Need to install software called Adobe Digital  Editions to PC ...
Using OverDrive: Nook, Kobo Reader, Sony Reader• Go to OverDrive site (http://ebooks.mcls.org)
Click Log In
Select Warren Public Library from  the Library drop-down menu.Type in your Library card number.
Click Login
You will be taken to the My Digital          Account screen.           Click Home.
To use eBooks for your Nook, weneed to download free software  called Adobe Digital Editions.  Click Adobe Digital Editions.
Click Download Adobe    Digital Editions.
The Adobe Digital Editionswebsite will open either in a new tab (like it did in this screen) or a new window.             ...
Click Install todownload Adobe Digital Editions.    Follow theprompts to install  Adobe Digital Editions on your    comput...
After installation is complete, Adobe Digital    Editions should open and the Setup          Assistant should appear.     ...
You must authorize your copy of  Adobe Digital Editions with an Adobe ID. If you do not have anAdobe ID, click “get an Ado...
Enter your Adobe ID and       Password.    Click Activate.
Click Finished and closeAdobe Digital Editions.
Back at the OverDrive site,search for items by using the  Digital Media Search box.
If an item is not currently   available, it will have a“Place a Hold” button nextto it. Click “Place a hold” to  put a hol...
From the My Digital Holds screen, enter your emailaddress and click “Place a          Hold”. You will receive an emailwhen...
If an item is available, it willhave an “Available – Add toBookbag” button next to it.   Click “Available – Add to Bookbag...
Click Proceed to Checkout
You can change the lending                               period for your eBook to                                  either ...
To download your eBook,      click Download.  If you have the option toSave or Open the eBook file, click Open. Your eBook...
…and open automatically inAdobe Digital Editions. Youcan now read the eBook on      your computer.
To transfer a downloaded eBook to your Nook, click  the icon that looks like astack of books. This will put  Adobe Digital...
Plug in your Nook. It should     appear under the      Bookshelves list.  Then, drag and drop theeBook you want to transfe...
If you want to return an item     early, in Adobe Digital   Editions Library view click  the arrow near the upper-        ...
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How to Use OverDrive with your Nook, Kobo, or Sony Reader - Walkthrough

  1. 1. How to use OverDrive with your Nook, Kobo, or Sony Reader - Walkthrough John Robertson Warren Public Library March 2012
  2. 2. Using OverDrive: Nook, Kobo Reader, Sony Reader• Need to install software called Adobe Digital Editions to PC or Mac• eBooks are transferred from computer to device
  3. 3. Using OverDrive: Nook, Kobo Reader, Sony Reader• Go to OverDrive site (http://ebooks.mcls.org)
  4. 4. Click Log In
  5. 5. Select Warren Public Library from the Library drop-down menu.Type in your Library card number.
  6. 6. Click Login
  7. 7. You will be taken to the My Digital Account screen. Click Home.
  8. 8. To use eBooks for your Nook, weneed to download free software called Adobe Digital Editions. Click Adobe Digital Editions.
  9. 9. Click Download Adobe Digital Editions.
  10. 10. The Adobe Digital Editionswebsite will open either in a new tab (like it did in this screen) or a new window. Click Download Now.
  11. 11. Click Install todownload Adobe Digital Editions. Follow theprompts to install Adobe Digital Editions on your computer.
  12. 12. After installation is complete, Adobe Digital Editions should open and the Setup Assistant should appear. Click Continue.
  13. 13. You must authorize your copy of Adobe Digital Editions with an Adobe ID. If you do not have anAdobe ID, click “get an Adobe ID”.
  14. 14. Enter your Adobe ID and Password. Click Activate.
  15. 15. Click Finished and closeAdobe Digital Editions.
  16. 16. Back at the OverDrive site,search for items by using the Digital Media Search box.
  17. 17. If an item is not currently available, it will have a“Place a Hold” button nextto it. Click “Place a hold” to put a hold on that item.Remember, click the “Place a Hold” next to the item typethat is used by your eReader. Nooks, Kobos, and Sony Readers can use EPUB or PDF eBooks.
  18. 18. From the My Digital Holds screen, enter your emailaddress and click “Place a Hold”. You will receive an emailwhen your hold is available.You will have 72 hours from when the email is sent to check out your hold.
  19. 19. If an item is available, it willhave an “Available – Add toBookbag” button next to it. Click “Available – Add to Bookbag ” to checkout and download the item. Remember, click the “Available – Add toBookbag” next to the item type that is used by youreReader. Nooks, Kobos, andSony Readers can use EPUB or PDF eBooks.
  20. 20. Click Proceed to Checkout
  21. 21. You can change the lending period for your eBook to either 14 or 7 days. This keeps tracks of how many checkouts you currently have and how many you have remaining. You can have up to 10 OverDrive items out at aTo finalize checkout, click time. Confirm Check Out.
  22. 22. To download your eBook, click Download. If you have the option toSave or Open the eBook file, click Open. Your eBook will download….
  23. 23. …and open automatically inAdobe Digital Editions. Youcan now read the eBook on your computer.
  24. 24. To transfer a downloaded eBook to your Nook, click the icon that looks like astack of books. This will put Adobe Digital Editions in Library view.
  25. 25. Plug in your Nook. It should appear under the Bookshelves list. Then, drag and drop theeBook you want to transferfrom the right-hand side to your eReader on the left- hand side. You eBook will betransferred and you can read it on your eReader!
  26. 26. If you want to return an item early, in Adobe Digital Editions Library view click the arrow near the upper- left corner.From the drop-down menu click Return Borrow Item.

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