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R.E.A.D.S. Illustrated Instructions
NOOK, Kobo, or Sony eReaders

Click here for a PDF version of these instructions.

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.

Step-by-Step Instructions:

Go to http://reads.lib.overdrive.com and sign in to your R.E.A.D.S. account.

Sign in to READS 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.

Enter library name

Type your LIBRARY CARD NUMBER in the box (all numbers and no spaces). Click "Sign In."

Enter library card number

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.

Image of READS bookshelf


Go to the SETTINGS menu to choose your lending period.

Image of settings menu

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.

Holds menu

You can create a WISH LIST of titles you would like to borrow in the future.

Wish list

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.

Image of other lists


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.

Image of additional titles view


Borrowing books:

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.

Image of menu icon and menu options


Search for a book by entering the TITLE, AUTHOR or KEYWORD in the SEARCH box. You can select ADVANCED SEARCH for more options.

Image of search box and advanced search link

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.

Image o f search results

Select PLACE A HOLD to get on the waiting list for a book. You will then be prompted to enter your email address.

Image of place a hold button

Image of hold screen, boxes to enter 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.

Image of borrow button

You can also select GO TO BOOKSHELF to download or read the book in your browser.

Image of got to bookshelf button

Select the correct file for your eReader. (EPUB or PDF)

Image of bookshelf download button

Image of bookshelf and selecting file type to download

You can only choose the format once, so choose carefully.

Image of the file format warning

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.

Image of download window, choose open with Adobe Digital Editions

The book will open up automatically. Click LIBRARY, in the upper left corner, to get to the BOOKSHELVES view. Plug in your eReader.

Image of the ebook in the bookshelves menu of Adobe Digital Editions

Image of ebook and ereader icon

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.

Image of ebook file added to 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!

Image of ebook file on NOOK

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.

Image of right-click menu to return early

Image of confirmation window to return early

Click RETURN. Your book has now been returned.

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