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The Overdrive Media Console App is now available for NOOK Color and Tablet.
You will need to register an Adobe ID.
You must download Adobe Digital Editions to your computer before you can transfer eBooks to your Nook. http://www.adobe.com/products/digitaleditions/
You will be prompted to enter your Adobe ID the first time you connect your eReader to your computer after Adobe Digital Editions is installed.
Go to http://reads.lib.overdrive.com and sign in to your R.E.A.D.S. account.
Type WILLIAMSON COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY or the name of your branch (BETHESDA, COLLEGE GROVE, FAIRVIEW, LEIPER'S FORK or NOLENSVILLE) into the box and press ENTER or CLICK on your library's name when it appears.
Type your LIBRARY CARD NUMBER in the box (all numbers and no spaces). Click "Sign In."
Your R.E.A.D.S. Account:
Your account opens to your BOOKSHELF. Links to your HOLDS, LISTS, and SETTINGS are on the right side of the screen. Your BOOKSHELF shows all the books you have checked out.
Go to the SETTINGS menu to choose your lending period.
Go to the HOLDS menu to view your holds. When a title becomes available you will receive an email. Sign in to your account and go to the HOLDS menu to borrow the title.
You can create a WISH LIST of titles you would like to borrow in the future.
You can also view LISTS of titles you have rated, books recommended for you based on your reading history, and books you've recommended for purchase.
Recommend a title for purchase:
When searching, select the ADDITIONAL TITLES button to view titles the Library does not own. Select the icon of a person holding a book to recommend the title.
Select the MENU icon in the top right corner of the screen. A lighter blue menu will drop down with categories for you to browse.
Search for a book by entering the TITLE, AUTHOR or KEYWORD in the SEARCH box. You can select ADVANCED SEARCH for more options.
Click on a BOOK COVER to get more information about the book. Books that are available have a darker book icon in the top right corner. (audiobooks have a headphone icon). Click on the RIBBON, next to the title, to place the book on your WISH LIST.
Select PLACE A HOLD to get on the waiting list for a book. You will then be prompted to enter your email address.
To borrow a book, select BORROW. The book will now appear on your BOOKSHELF. You can select the ACCOUNT icon to view your bookshelf.
You can also select GO TO BOOKSHELF to download or read the book in your browser.
Select the correct file for your eReader. (EPUB or PDF)
You can only choose the format once, so choose carefully.
After clicking DOWNLOAD, you will get this message. Choose OPEN WITH Adobe Digital Editions. If you do not get this message, go to the Downloads folder on your computer and double click the file there.
The book will open up automatically. Click LIBRARY, in the upper left corner, to get to the BOOKSHELVES view. Plug in your eReader.
Click on the eBook file and DRAG it to your Nook. When the green plus sign appears you can let go of the mouse and the file will be added to your NOOK.
The eBook file is now on your NOOK so you can read it. EJECT the NOOK before you unplug it from your computer. You are now ready to read!
Returning books before the due date:
Right click the icon or title of your book. A drop down menu will appear. Click RETURN BORROWED ITEM.
Click RETURN. Your book has now been returned.