Using Nook eReader for eBooks

(Works for Nook 3G, Simple Touch, Nook Color, Nook Tablet)


Adobe EPUB and PDF ebooks can be transferred to a Nook device through a computer using Adobe Digital Editions (ADE).


Install and authorize required software

1. The ADE software is available through the Digital Editions Installer link at:


2. Open ADE. You will be prompted to create an Adobe account and then authorize your computer as one of your six devices. You may also create your Adobe ID beforehand at:


*Note: You must create an account or you will not be able to transfer OverDrive ebooks from your computer to your reader.


3. With ADE open, attach your ebook reader to your computer via the USB port. You will be prompted to authorize your reader. Follow the click-through path to authorize the device.


*Note: If you cannot see your reader in ADE, attach the device first and then open ADE.


eBooks can be downloaded for 7, 14, or 21 days.

eBooks can be returned early in Adobe Digital Editions

eBooks cannot be renewed.

eBooks can be downloaded directly to WiFi enabled mobile devices using the OMC mobile app.



Searching and downloading eBooks

1. Minimize ADE and visit the OverDrive BRL site at:


2. Login with your Library Card Number and PIN (last 4 digital on your phone number).


4. You can search for titles by entering title/keywords in the OverDrive search bar.

Alternatively, you can browse by format or by using the browsing menu on the left side of the screen. Titles will appear with format indicators (PDF or ePUB)


5. When you have found a title you want, select “Add to Cart”. If the title is already checked out, you may request it by selecting “Place a Hold”.An email will be sent to your email address when the book is available for you to check out.


6. From your cart, click on “Proceed to Checkout”. 5. Choose the lending period using the drop- down menu and select “Confirm check out”.


7. Once the title is in your cart you can download it using the “Download” button under the item. Select the option to Open the title using ADE from your browser. The .acsm file will automatically open in ADE. If it doesn’t automatically open, save the .acsm file and use ADE to open it.


Transferring eBooks to a Nook

1. With your device connected.


2. Open ADE and click on the Library View. Titles you have downloaded are listed on the right.


3. Drag and drop the title you would like to transfer onto the ebook reader icon on the left side of the screen. The title is now transferred to your device.


Returning eBooks

1. Click on the Library View within ADE. Titles you have downloaded are listed on the right.


2. Click on the arrow in the top left corner of the book you want to return and select “Return Item”.