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OverDrive app now available for the NOOK, allows for borrowing from the library

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If you happen to be sporting a NOOK HD, HD+, Tablet or Color we have a bit of good news for you. Well, good news assuming you were hoping for the ability to easily borrow ebooks or audio books from your local library. The OverDrive Media Console app has been added into the NOOK Apps store. Anyway, those with any of those NOOK tablet devices can fire up the store, download the app and get to borrowing. The one catch, you will need to have a valid library card with your local library in order to borrow. Of course, getting a library card is free and in most cases, as simple as a quick visit to the library to fill out a form and show your identification. Users are able to borrow books from as little as one week and up to three weeks and once the time is up, the book simply expires. And for those wondering about their local library, according to details provided by OverDrive — “more than two-thirds of U.S. public libraries” are participating.

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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.

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