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E-Readers Overview: Nook Color

Warning

If you register your own B&N account on the Library Nook and do not deregister the device before returning it to the library, anyone who checks out the Library Nook after you can use your credit card/B&N account!!!!!

Sideloading

Step 1 Browse the sites below for a free book/audiobook:

Step 2 Download the file onto your computer

Step 3 Transfer the file from your computer to a Nook using a USB connection after removing a power adapter (both items provided upon checkout)

Note: You can load files, including MP3s, as well as ePub, PDB and PDF files.  Watch a video on sideloading for further info.

Request a Nook Color

Library Nook Color's are checked out as devices only. See instructions below to set up the Nook Color with your Barnes and Noble account.

CALL THE LIBRARY TO SEE IF A NOOK COLOR IS AVAILABLE FOR CHECKOUT

  • NE Campus (817) 515-6629
  • NW Campus (817) 515-7725
  • SE Campus (817) 515-3082
  • SO Campus (817) 515-4524
  • TR Campus (817) 515-1220

 

Using Your Own B&N Account

You can register a Nook to your own B&N Account and purchase any books from B&N store using your own credit card. Note: please deregister the device before returning it. Check FAQ for more info.

If you register your own B&N account on the Library Nook and do not deregister the device before returning it to the library, anyone who checks out the Library Nook after you can use your credit card/B&N account!!!!!

 

It is YOUR RESPONSIBILITY to DEREGISTER your B&N account BEFORE returning the Library Nook.

Put your personal credit card information on the Library Nook

The first time you use the Library NOOK, you’ll need to go through a short set-up process that will take about 5 to 10 minutes. Make sure that you’re in an area that has a Wi-Fi connection (a wireless connection to the Internet), because part of the process is registering the Library NOOK with your Barnes & Noble account on BN.com.

NOTE: You will not be able to set up the Library NOOK without a Wi-Fi connection.

In the set-up process, you will do the following:

        Turn on the NOOK.

        Watch a quick video that introduces you to the main features of the NOOK.

        Accept the Terms of Service for the NOOK.

        Set the time zone for the NOOK

        Connect to a Wi-Fi network.

        Register the Library NOOK to your Barnes & Noble account.

NOTE: If you don’t already have a Barnes & Noble account, you’ll have an opportunity to create one during the registration step.

 

Your Barnes & Noble Account

A Barnes & Noble account allows you to purchase and download books, magazines, and newspapers on your NOOK, and from the Barnes & Noble Web site.

The account also allows you to synchronize your NOOK with any other NOOK eReaders you have, such as NOOK eReader software applications installed on your tablet (for example, an iPad® or an iPod touch®), PC, or smart­phone (for example, an iPhone® or an Android phone).

If you don’t have a Barnes & Noble account, you can set one up in a few minutes on the NOOK Web site. Just open a browser on your computer, and visit the page: www.nook.com/tablet/setup. You’ll also have the opportunity to set up an account during the registration process for your NOOK.

Your Barnes & Noble account is ready for use once you have set up the following:

        An email address

        The number of a credit card issued by a U.S.-based bank

        A valid expiration date for the credit card

        A current U.S. billing address

If you have any questions about setting up an account, please call Customer Service at 1-800-THE-BOOK (1-800-843-2665).

 

If you require additional support, please contact Barnes and Noble Customer Service Center via chat, e-mail, or phone at 1-800-THE-BOOK (1-800-843-2665). They are available Monday - Friday, 8 am to 11 pm, Saturday & Sunday, 9 am to 11 pm ET.

Clean all your private info off the library Nook (Deregister)

The Erase & Deregister feature erases your Barnes & Noble account information from the Library NOOK and resets the NOOK to its default factory settings. Deregistration unlinks the Library NOOK from your Barnes & Noble account.

NOTE: Erasing and deregistering the NOOK does not delete any of the books, magazines, and newspapers from your Barnes & Noble account. Your reading material, while no longer available on your NOOK, is still available for downloading and for reading with NOOK applications, such as NOOK for iPhone and NOOK for Android. In addition, you can re-register your NOOK by following the same steps you used when you first set up your NOOK. Once you have registered, your complete Library is once again avail­able on your NOOK.

NOTE: Erasing and deregistering does delete any files you have transferred to your NOOK from your personal computer. Be sure to back up these files before erasing and deregistering, if you want to have access to them after deregistering your NOOK.

NOTE: You will probably never need to use this feature unless instructed to do so by Customer Support.

 

To erase and deregister your NOOK, do this:

1.       Tap the Erase & Deregister Device menu choice on the Device Info screen. Your NOOK displays a page for erasing and deregistering your device.

2.       Tap the button labeled Erase & Deregister Device. A dialog box appears, asking you to confirm that you want to reset your NOOK.

3.       Tap the button labeled Reset NOOK. Your NOOK displays a messaging saying it is deregistering itself. Once your NOOK has deregistered itself, it displays a message saying that it is clearing data. Once data has been cleared off the device, your NOOK reboots itself.

To re-register with your existing account, or to register with a new account, follow the instructions for getting started.

If you require additional support, please contact Barnes and Noble Customer Service Center via chat, e-mail, or phone at 1-800-THE-BOOK (1-800-843-2665). They are available Monday - Friday, 8 am to 11 pm, Saturday & Sunday, 9 am to 11 pm ET.

The Nook Color