Answered By: Al Riess
Last Updated: Aug 21, 2015     Views: 49

Downloading E-Books: Nook


Butler Library has subscriptions to a few ebook databases, and some ebooks are available in journal databases also.  There is no uniform standard or practice in these databases on making the ebooks available for use on Nooks, Kindles, etc.  Some allow it, some do not.

First, you should download Adobe Digital Editions, install the software on your computer, and create an Adobe Online ID when prompted. 

Information for the EBSCO eBooks database:

After accessing EBSCO eBooks, click on "Sign In" (upper right corner). On the Sign In page, click on Create New Account. This will create your personal EBSCO account that you will use to download/check out e-books.

When looking at an e-book in EBSCO, click on the "Download This eBook (Offline)" link and then click on "Checkout & Download" button. (You will be asked how many days, 1-7, you want to check out the book for).

You should then be prompted to save the book to Adobe Digital Editions.

Connect your Nook to the computer through its USB cable. You should see the Nook appear in Adobe Digital Editions (on the left side, in the listing of bookshelves, underneath all items/borrowed/purchased/recently read).

With your mouse, drag the book to the Nook. It will be copied onto your Nook immediately. You will have access to the book on your Nook for the number of days you determined in step 3.

Information for the ebrary database:

For comprehensive information on downloading books from ebrary, click on the “Download ebooks” link on the left side of the page after you enter ebrary.  Also refer to the two links in the links section below.

Information about Project Gutenberg:

Another database with many ebooks available for download is Project Gutenberg.  Many of the books here are older and classic works.