06-07-2013 02:15 PM - edited 06-07-2013 02:20 PM
06-07-2013 02:55 PM - edited 06-07-2013 03:11 PM
The previous answer is correct as far as library books and the NST, you have to have a computer with ADE because of the licensing restrictions. ADE also provides the timing information for when the book has to be returned.
However, you can download the Overdrive app to your tablet, check books out from the library using the Overdrive App and read the books directly on the tablet in the Overdrive app.
BN has no control over ADE which is an Adobe product nor do they control how libraries provide access to the books. The only thing they could do is get Adobe to create an app for an eink device where you could download directly to the NST and given Adobe's track record with ADE, I wouldn't hold my breath on that one.
06-07-2013 02:30 PM - edited 06-07-2013 02:40 PM
You are correct. Library books require ADE because of the license restrictions. Period.
You can move un-protected books using the trick you talked about (load them to the tab, force them to the card, put the card in your Nook). There are lots of sources for older books like Project Gutenberg
But, without a computer, you're stuck when it comes to library books.
Also, I should probably warn you that PDFs can be a pain on the NST. You can't zoom. It's far better to find epub books.
At my library, you can take your nook in and they will hook it up to their computers to load books, FYI. See if yours do the same.