August 27, 2014

OverDrive app lets NOOK owners borrow eBooks and MP3 audiobooks

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Thinking about picking up one of those new NOOK HD devices for yourself? Or maybe you’ve got a student in the house who might appreciate an older model like the Nook Color. Regardless of whether you’ve got an old model or a brand new one, you can now get your hands on some new content. The OverDrive app has arrived for the Nook series of devices which lets users browse, checkout, and download eBooks and MP3 audiobooks from the library.

All you have to do is download the OverDrive media Console app on your NOOK and create an account.  From there you can locate a nearby library or school, browse or search their eBook collection and, check out the title for 1-3 weeks.  Note that you’ll need a valid library card or school ID,  and your title will simply expire once the time period ends. For more information, you can go to www.NOOK.com/publiclibrary or www.overdriveblogs.com.

OverDrive App for NOOK® Makes Library eBook Borrowing Even Easier

Highly anticipated release enables over-the-air eBook borrowing on NOOK HD, NOOK HD+, NOOK Tablet™ and NOOK Color™

Cleveland—October 1—OverDrive, the leading distributor of eBooks for libraries and schools, announced the release of the free OverDrive Media Console app for NOOK, making it even easier for users to borrow eBooks and audiobooks from libraries and schools. With the new OverDrive app, users of NOOK HD, NOOK HD+, NOOK Tablet and NOOK Color can wirelessly borrow eBooks and MP3 audiobooks from the library.

“With the OverDrive app for NOOK, readers can simply browse, checkout and download both eBooks and MP3 audiobooks,” said David Burleigh, OverDrive’s director of marketing. “NOOK has consistently been one of the highest rated devices in libraries and schools, and readers will welcome the convenience of the new app.”

Users can visit the NOOK Store™ to install the free OverDrive Media Console app. The app enables users to locate a library or school nearby, browse or search their eBook collection and, after entering a valid library card or school ID,  check out and download the title for a lending period of one to three weeks (depending on the library or school’s policies). At the end of the lending period, the title simply expires.  For more information, you can go to www.NOOK.com/publiclibrary or www.overdriveblogs.com.

With more than two-thirds of U.S. public libraries participating, 87 percent of the U.S. population has access to eBooks and audiobooks via OverDrive. Worldwide, readers checked out more than 34 million eBooks and audiobooks with OverDrive in the first half of 2012—more than double the checkouts in all of 2011. To find a library with eBooks near you, visit search.overdrive.com.

About OverDrive
OverDrive is the leading distributor of eBooks and other digital media for 19,000 libraries, schools and retailers worldwide. The OverDrive catalog includes more than 1 million in-copyright titles across 52 languages, compatible with all major computers and devices, including iPhone®, iPad®, NOOK®, Android™ and Kindle® (U.S. only). OverDrive has been named to the EContent 100 as a company that matters most in the digital content industry. Founded in 1986, OverDrive is based in Cleveland. www.overdrive.com