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dcamp1017
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Need Help!!

Hello,

 

You need to answer me as though I am a 2-year-old (Sorry).  I got a Nook Tablet for Christmas.  I went to my local Barnes and Noble Store and a wonderful young woman downloaded an app called Overdrive.  She said this was going to enable me to download (borrow) e-books from my local library.  This was one week ago and I've been playing with it ever since with no luck.

 

Here is what I know how to do.  Turn on the Nook Tablet, go to Apps and tap on Overdrive.  After that, I have no idea what to do or how to borrow a book.  A few times, I have accidentally gotten to the library site and tapped on "downloadables" (have no idea how I even got there).  I pick a random book and tap borrow.  I'm thinking that maybe I really did download something, but I have no idea where it is or how to find it.  I apologize for sounding so ignorant, but I do know how to use computers and this is just

Donna

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bklvr896
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Re: Need Help!!

When you open Overdrive, you should open to your Bookshelf, which should show a book, Welcome to Overdrive Media Console.  At the Rey bottom of your screen in the black bar, you should see an icon that is a circle with 3 horizontal lines.  Tap on that. Under more options is a help section you may find useful.

 

To get books,, tap on the Get Books icon.

at the bottom, it should say, Add a Library.

tap on that.

type in your library name or zip code to get a list of libraries.  

Select your llibrary tap on the star next to the library name to add it to your list of libraries.

Now when you open overdrive, if it is at your bookshelf, tap in the circle icon, select get books and your Libtrary should be listed.

select your library and the app will go to the library website.

From here you can search or browse for books.  

When you find a book you want if its available, add it to your cart and then check it out.  

You should have enter your llibrary are info. 

Download the book,

from there you need to go back to the bookshelf to open the book, use the back arrow button in the top eft corner.

 

you should check with your library to see if the offer any classes.

 

if you need more perhaps someone else will jump in, or, when I get to my computer I can type more detail. I'm on my ipad, so it's basically one finger typing, plus dealing with the iPads bizarre autocorrect.

 

 

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sailspirit
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Re: Need Help!!

Be kind to yourself :-). Overdrive is not super user friendly. I went to my library, then figured it out on the PC, then on the NOOK, yet lost a book or two in the process. You may wish to search this forum, and/or google publisher ebook wars (& NPR has has a few stories about this), to learn why books are not always available via the library, in NOOK or any digital format. I like reading on the NOOK, yet still read traditional books too. Good luck!
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NookGardener
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Re: Need Help!!

You are also going to need an ADE (Adobe Digital Editions) id. Google it on your pc. If memory serves, your ADE login (email) will need to match your library email in order to work.
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bklvr896
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Re: Need Help!!


NookGardener wrote:
You are also going to need an ADE (Adobe Digital Editions) id. Google it on your pc. If memory serves, your ADE login (email) will need to match your library email in order to work.

You do not need ADE if you are using the Overdrive app.  You only need ADE if you are hoping to sideload the library book using the computer.   the Overdrive app eliminates the need to use the computer at all.

 

as far as the email address, i don't think it matters as my mom, who des use ADE, is set up with my ADE account and uses her own email address for the library.

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NookGardener
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Re: Need Help!!

Right, you dont need the software.  But you need an Adobe ID (maybe I should have worded my replybetter.)

 

I'm looking at the app right now. In Settings, "Authorize this app to open Adobe protected ebooks......."

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NookGardener
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Re: Need Help!!

You are right about the email address - dont need to match library accout email with Adobe ID email. (Was  mixing it up with my old Sony.) My bad. Sorry.