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, I am having problems downloading from the public library. Can anyone help me. thanks roseRG

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Re: , I am having problems downloading from the public library. Can anyone help me. thanks roseRG

See the link in my signature for the details, including how to solve the most common problems people have, but the basics are:


You don't download directly from the library to NOOK/NOOKColor.  You need to download to your PC or Mac, "unlock" the DRM with Adobe Digital Edition, (ADE) and then transfer it to NOOK.



The short version is:



  • Download ADE.
  • Authorize ADE on your computer.
  • Go to library.
  • Download an ebook.  (Don't save, click open.  It should open with ADE.)
  • Plug NOOK in.
  • ADE recognizes NOOK.
  • Authorize NOOK in ADE by following prompts.
  • Drag icon of book (in ADE!) onto icon of NOOK (in ADE!)
  • "Eject" NOOK
  • Tap "Check for New Content" in "My Documents"
  • Read.  :smileyvery-happy:


It sounds a lot more complicated than it is.  The downloading of the software and authorizing NOOKs and Computers takes about five minutes.  After that the whole process is about a minute per book.  


In the future you'll want to post anything related to NOOKs or ebooks on the NOOK boards, here: