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How To Get Free eBooks From Libraries Using Overdrive
You’ve heard me say how libraries are great for downloading free ebooks and audiobooks. This week I’ll show you how I get my ebooks through Overdrive from my library.
So how does Overdrive work?
OverDrive – For eBooks and Audiobooks
Adobe Digital Editions – For eBooks (ereaders other than Kindle)
OverDrive Read – For eBooks. No app or software to install, just click ‘Read’ and start reading in your browser.
Transferring to a Kindle is super easy.
Transferring to a Nook is not so easy.
I have a Nook Color and I’ve not be able to transfer an ebook to it yet.
This is how you SHOULD be able to side load your library book to your Nook but I’ve not had luck.
Doesn’t matter if I drag and drop or copy I cannot get the ebook onto my Nook Color because I don’t have permission to “copy” the book. I’m not trying to copy it, I’m trying to borrow it. This is the same issue I have when I try to side load a NetGalley book to my Nook. One reason I bought a Kindle Paperwhite.
There is an Overdrive app for Nook but again I can’t get it to work correctly. So I use my Kindle for library ebooks.
There is Overdrive Help for Nook Tablets (which include the NOOK HD, HD+, Tablet, and Color but I’ve tried it all and can’t get it to work with my Color. Maybe some of the other Nook owners have had better luck than me? If so let me know in the comments.
Reading in your browser.
Clearly the Kindle option is the easy way I’ve found to read ebooks from Overdrive via my library.
Next week I’ll go over the Overdrive process for checking out audio books.