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Nook Ebooks

The Nook and older devices which don't have an Android application installer need a PC or MAC to download free Library books. From this point forward we will refer to these devices as a Nook.

Write down or print these instructions as a reference until you get familiar with the process:

This is just a general idea as to what is necessary. To get a better understanding of the whole process, visit http://nassau.lib.overdrive.com and click on Quick Start Guide on the top right header of the home page.


First time borrowing a library book on your Nook device can take a bit of time to do, here are the steps involved:


  • From your PC or MAC, open your internet web browser. 
  • Type in www.adobe.com/products/digitaleditions at the top of your web browser in the URL section which starts off as http://
  • Slide down the page on the left there will be a big Install button. Click on it.
  • Click on Install again.
  • Click on Yes to continue the install.
  • (If you have Windows Vista or XP, you might see a User Account Control click Yes to accept the publisher) 
  • Click Next to install the program and add all the icons. (You can make changes if you like)
  • Click Install
  • Click Close
  • Click I agree (If you agree with the license terms in order to continue)
  • Click Continue for the first time setup to begin
  • Click get an Adobe ID online which is underlined in the introduction paragraph of the dialog.
  • A new internet window opens up where you need to click Create an Adobe Account.
  • Fill in the fields required to create the account.
  • Slide most of the way down to the bottom of the page and click Continue.
  • If you have an error or type something incorrectly, the page will tell you what you did wrong. Fix it and repeat the Continue step until it says Thanks for registering (Successful)
  • Close or (X) out of the registration window so you're back at the window titled Adobe Digital Editions
  • Under the Authorize Computer section where it says Adobe ID (email), fill in your email and your password then click Activate
  • If all went well and you remembered your ID and password, the next screen will include a Thank You for activating. Click Finished.
  • Plug in your Nook with the included USB cable. New computers have the plug slot in the front, while older computers you have to plug into the back.
  • If it's correctly plugged in, your computer will recognize it and you'll see the device name in the left column of the black screen titled Adobe Digital Editions. If this isn't happening then it requires technical assistance. If you're a member of Plainedge, call Mike at (516) 735-4133 Ext 17.
  • Start up your internet web browser again and type in http://nassau.lib.overdrive.com in the top where you see http://
  • Find a book you'd like to read using either search or browse from the onscreen menu.
  • Choose a book making sure you choose an EPUB ebook or PDF ebook and click either Add to Cart to download it or if it's not available at the moment click Place Request to reserve it.
  • If you did click Place Request, you can now exit and wait for an email informing you it's available for download.
  • If you did click Add to Cart you can then click Proceed to Checkout and proceed below.
  • Some devices show a Security Warning (just make sure the time and date is correct on your device then click Continue)
  • Pick your library from the list.
  • Type in your barcode from the back of your library card.
  • Check the little box that says Remember me on this device.
  • Click Login
  • Click Confirm check out.
  • Click Download.
  • You should now see the cover of your book on the right panel of the black screen titled Adobe Digital Editions.
  • Click on the bookshelf icon located on the top left of the black title bar.
  • Drag the book from the left side over (on top) of the Nook listed on the left.
  • You're done and your book should now be visible on your device after you disconnect it from the PC or MAC.  Library books are not situated with the rest of your book collection on your Nook. Enjoy the book and now you can take your device anywhere you travel and that book will remain on for the allowed loan period (as of 12/28/11 it's a 14 day loan) it will then lock the book or remove it from your device.  If you'd like it again you will have to follow the steps below to find it and seeing if it's available to download or place a request for it.

After you've setup your Nook device the first time as shown above:


  • Start your book search on your PC or MAC by going to nassau.lib.overdrive.com
  • Find a book you'd like to read using either search or browse from the onscreen menu.
  • Choose a book making sure you choose an EPUB ebook or PDF ebook and click either Add to Cart to download it or if it's not available at the moment click Place Request to reserve it.
  • If you did click Place Request, you can now exit and wait for an email informing you it's available for download.
  • If you did click Add to Cart you can then click Proceed to Checkout and proceed below.
  • Click Confirm check out.
  • Click Download.
  • You should now see the cover of your book on the right panel of the black screen titled Adobe Digital Editions.
  • Click on the bookshelf icon located on the top left of the black title bar.
  • Drag the book from the left side over (on top) of the Nook listed on the left.
  • You're done and your book should now be visible on your device after you disconnect it from the PC or MAC.