In order to download an ebook from Ebscohost to your computer or Nook, Adobe Digital Editions version 1.7.1 or higher is required. This free software can be downloaded from: http://www.adobe.com/products/digitaleditions. Because of the digital rights management (DRM) protection, you will also be prompted to authorize your computer and your Nook with an Adobe ID.
After downloading the software and the authorization process is complete, attach the USB cord to your computer (must be a Windows or MAC computer) and Nook and go to the library home page at: http://meadvillelibrary.org.
Click on the Power Library icon.
Log into Power Library using the Power Library code found on your library card and the eight digit barcode number found on your library card.
Choose “eBooks on EBSCOhost”
Create an account or sign in using a previously created login.
Search by author, title or subject.
Select the title and click “Download (Offline)”.
Select a checkout period (in days) from the dropdown menu and then click on the “Checkout & Download” button. The ebook is added to the checkout area of the folder, accessible from the upper right corner of the EBSCOhost interface.
A window will pop up saying, “The eBook was checked out successfully”. A second window will open with, “Open with Adobe Digital Editions (default)” – click “OK” and your new ebook is opened and displayed with Adobe® Digital Editions (ADE).
You may now read your selection on your computer or load it onto your Nook by going to the upper left side of the ADE window and clicking on the “Books” icon. This will open a folder showing all the ebooks you currently have checked out.
To add your new selection to your Nook, click on the title and drag it to the Nook icon found under “Bookshelves” on the lower left side of the ADE window.
Close all windows and find the Nook icon on your desktop or under “My Computer”.
Right click on the icon and from the drop down menu select “eject”. The Nook icon will disappear and your new ebook will be on your Nook screen. You may safely unplug your Nook from the computer and enjoy your new book.