Last Updated: Dec 20, 2016     Views: 12557

If you have a Nook, then BCPL has ebooks available.  The type of NOOK you have will determine exactly how you go about downloading titles from either the Cloud Library or Maryland's Digital eLibrary Consortium (OverDrive) catalog.

If you have a newer NOOK tablet, like the NOOK HD, HD+, or NOOK by Samsung tablets, which are based on the Android operating system, you can you use either the OverDrive for Android app or the 3M Cloud Library app for Nook to directly download OverDrive or Cloud Library titles to your device.

As of March 15, 2016, Barnes & Noble is no longer supporting the older NOOK devices and they have discontinued their B&N app store, meaning, NOOK Color and NOOK Tablet owners will no longer be able to download the OverDrive or Cloud Library app to those devices.  Instead, you must use these devices as an ereader and transfer titles via a computer and the needed software of app for Windows or Mac computers.

Cloud Library

NOOK HD, HD+, or NOOK by Samsung tablets:

These are based on the Android operating system.  Download the Cloud Library NOOK app .  All of your interaction with BCPL's Cloud Library ebooks takes place within the app. This includes browsing, checking out titles, downloading and reading ebooks. To access your Cloud Library ebooks, open the Cloud Library app on your NOOK.  For more information see http://www.bcpl.info/sites/default/files/images/find-materials/pdf/find-materials-downloadables-ebooks-3m-android-2016-04.pdf

Older NOOK tablets (NOOK Color or NOOK Tablet):

If you have the Cloud Library app already installed, it should continue to work for now. However, if it fails then you will need to use your device like an ereader and use a computer (Windows or Mac) to transfer titles and the needed software of app for Windows or Mac computers.

If you don’t have the app, you can use your NOOK Color or NOOK Tablet as an ereader by connecting your device to your computer with a USB cable and using the 3M Cloud Library PC app (http://www.yourcloudlibrary.com/index.php/en-us/get-the-app/windows) or MAC app ( http://www.yourcloudlibrary.com/index.php/en-us/get-the-app/mac) to download ebook titles to your computer and then transfer the titles to your device.  You will not use the Cloud Library app to read these books on your device.   

Further instructions on transferring titles to your Nook from your computer are found at: http://www.bcpl.info/sites/default/files/images/find-materials/pdf/find-materials-downloadables-ebooks-3m-nook-color-or-tablet-use-as-ereader-2016-04.pdf

NOOK Ereaders (Simple Touch or GlowLight)

For NOOK ereader users, you need to install the Cloud Library app for Windows or Mac and use that to browse, check out, download and transfer ebooks to your NOOK ereader. 

OverDrive

For the basics on OverDrive for Nooks see  http://bcpl.info/find-materials/downloadables-ebooks-overdrive-nook

NOOK HD, HD+, or NOOK by Samsung tablets:

You need to install the OverDrive app for NOOKs which is also available through Google Play.  These NOOK devices are based on Android operating system.  More information about NOOK Tablets

How to install OverDrive's mobile app on your NOOK http://help.overdrive.com/customer/portal/articles/1481231

Getting started With a NOOK Tablet http://help.overdrive.com/customer/portal/articles/1481527

Older NOOK tablets (NOOK Color or NOOK Tablet) and NOOK Ereaders (Simple Touch or GlowLight):

If you're using an older NOOK tablet (NOOK Color or NOOK Tablet) you can no longer install the OverDrive app on your device. Instead, you must use your NOOK Color or NOOK Tablet as an ereaderif you have a NOOK eReader (Simple Touch or GlowLight) follow the same procedure outlined below.

  1. You will need to install Adobe Digital Editions IADE) on your PC or Mac computer.
  2. Before you can download eBooks to ADE, you'll need to sign into ADE with an Adobe ID or OverDrive account. This authorizes your computer to download protected eBooks from your library. If you do not have an Adobe ID then you can create one before you download ADE at the Adobe site
  3. Using Adobe Digital Editions on your computer, select and download your OverDrive ebook titles to your computer and then transfer them to your NOOK.
  4. See the links below for more detailed directions for each step.

Getting started with an ereader
http://help.overdrive.com/customer/portal/articles/1481619

How to install Adobe Digital Editions for Windows:
http://help.overdrive.com/customer/portal/articles/1481069

How to install Adobe Digital Editions for MAC
http://help.overdrive.com/customer/portal/articles/1481548

How to authorize Adobe Digital Editions on a computer
http://help.overdrive.com/customer/portal/articles/1481077

How to authorize a supported eReader with an Adobe ID
http://help.overdrive.com/customer/portal/articles/1481508

How to transfer eBooks to an eBook reader using Adobe Digital Editions and a computer:  http://help.overdrive.com/customer/portal/articles/1481071