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Library systems across the country are now lending eBooks in addition to physical ones, and you can read many of them on your Nook as well as any of Sony’s new eReaders and Kobo’s device. However, this doesn’t currently hold true for the Kindle or the iPad. Your local library will have specific instructions for finding and downloading eBooks from their system, but here are basic steps and tips that will apply to most libraries:
- Authorize your PC (Library > Authorize Your Computer) using the Adobe ID you created.
- Connect your Nook to your computer via USB. An icon for the device will appear in the right sidebar of the Digital Editions window, and the software will prompt you to authorize the eReader.
- Download eBooks from your local library in EPUB format.
- Click Library > Add Item To Library, and navigate to the folder where you saved the loaned eBooks. Now they will appear in the library on Digital Editions.
- Drag the book cover over to the Nook icon and drop it once you see the green “+” sign next to the cursor arrow.
- Disconnect the Nook, then go to My Library > View My Documents. Even though the titles from your local library are books, the Nook puts non–Barnes & Noble files in the My Documents folder.
- With some library systems, the Adobe Digital Editions library will display a banner on the cover of loaned books that indicates how many days you have left in the loan.
- Once your loan period is over, you won’t be able to access the eBook. And when you connect with your PC again, ADE will automatically remove the book from the My Documents listing.
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