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Adding eBooks and MP3 audio books to the Nook from OverDrive

Instructions for Mac
(click here for Windows instructions)

Instructions work with all Nook models, including Nook Color & Tablet.

Adding ePUB and PDF files

In order to add eBooks to the Nook, you'll need to download Adobe Digital Editions (ADE). This software is available for free from the Adobe website (clicking the link will open a new window).

If you haven't already, you will need to create an Adobe ID in order to authorize your computer. Follow the instructions on the window that pops up when you open Aobe Digital Editions after installation. You will only have to do this once per computer.

If you do not create an Adobe ID, your eBook will be locked to your computer and you will be unable to transfer it to your Nook.

Once you have authorized your computer, plug the Nook into your desktop or laptop using the packaged USB cable. Once connected, ADE should recognize your device and prompt you to authorize your Nook. If the program does not recognize your device, close the program and start it up again.

Once your Nook has been authorized, you're all set! Choose "Library View" within ADE and click and drag the eBook to your Nook device listed under "Bookshelves." Disconnect your Nook from the computer and you're done!

Nook Color users: You can find your downloaded books in the Digital Editions folder located within My Files.


Adding .WMA Audio files

The Nook cannot play .WMA files

Adding .MP3 files

In order to add MP3 files to your Nook, you're going to have to transfer the audio files manually after downloading the audio files.

To begin, connect the Nook to your Mac. Download an audio book from OverDrive and open the file. Select the book from within the OverDrive Media Console and choose the "DOWNLOAD" option.

Make a note of where the files will be downloaded to - you'll need to know it for later.

Select the parts of the book you want to download. By default, OverDrive will select all parts for you. You can track the status of your download by looking at the progress bar located on the bottom right corner of the Media Console window.

Once all parts have been downloaded, exit OverDrive Media Console and open Finder. Locate the folder you chose to download the audio files to. In the example below, the book "Absurdistan" has been saved to "Documents/My Media/MP3 Audiobooks/". This is the default location for all downloaded OverDrive audiobooks.

Once you have located the audio files, click and drag them to the your Nook, which is listed under devices (remember, make sure your Nook is connected to your computer). Then, drag the files to the "my audiobooks" folder, eject your Nook and you're all set!

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