Nook / Sony Reader

Titles Do Not Automatically Open Into Adobe Digital Editions – Windows 7

A PDF document of these instructions with images is also available.

If you download an eBook title to your computer from the HCPL Digital Media Catalog and either Adobe Digital Editions does not open automatically when downloading an eBook, or a different program other than the Adobe Digital Editions attempts to open it, please follow the instructions below.

1. Verify that you have Adobe Digital Editions installed. You may need to look in your programs folder. You may also have the Adobe Digital Editions icon on your desktop. The icon is grey with a maroon image of an open book. Older versions of Adobe Digital Editions had a brown background with a white image of an open book.

Nook/Sony Reader users: Find out how to read eBooks here. (Newer Adobe Digital Editions 2.x)

A PDF document of these instructions with images is also available.

The first time you download an eBook from the HCPL Digital Media Catalog, there are many steps to do before everything will work properly. You will not have to do these again once they are done and downloading eBook titles will become simple. Please make sure your device is not plugged into your computer at this time.

Getting an Adobe ID – Pre-Software Download Steps

In order to read the eBooks from our digital library on your computer, or to transfer them to a portable device, you will need to install Adobe Digital editions to your computer. Please do not have your device connected to the computer until you are finished installing Adobe Digital Editions.

Tech Tutor Sessions, All Summer Long!

Beginning next Saturday, May 5th, Cinco de Mayo, our Tech Tutors will be offering weekly one-on-one sessions from 10 am to noon.

Drop by the library any Saturday through August with your digital device and we'll walk you through the process of checking items out from our Digital Media Catalog onto your device.

Sessions start when we open at 10 am and will be offered on a first come, first serve basis.  Hope to see you there!

Learn to Use Your E-Reader!

Thinking of buying an e-reader or already own one and not sure of how to use it?  The South Houston Branch Library will be hosting a workshop Thursday, March 29 from 2-4 pm where you can learn how to use our digital media catalog and download e-books for free using our wireless network.  Bring your own e-reader or you can compare between the Nook, Kindle or iPad that the branch will have on display.

 

 

 

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e-Reader class @ North Channel

Do you have a Kindle, Nook, iPad or other e-reader?  Did you know you can download free books from the library with your devices?  Come to our "Learn About Out eBooks and eReaders" classes on Wednesday, March 21st and March 28th at 6 pm.  You can bring your device or we will have a Kindle, Nook and iPad available for you to test out.  Registration is required.  You can call the library to register at 281-457-1631.

Read an eBook! Week is March 4th-10th!

Have you been meaning to try reading one of those eBooks everyone's been talking about on your iPad?  Do you read books regularly on your eReader, but you're tired of coughing up all of the dough to do so?  Do you have a brand new reader and no idea where to start? 

Let us help!

In celebration of Read an eBook Week, which runs this year from March 4th-10th, on Saturday, March 10th,  the Northwest Library will have two of our Tech Tutors on hand, offering one-on-one sessions all day (10am to 5pm), advising you on how to check eBooks out from our Digital Media Catalog to your digital device.

Bring your own device in, or learn with one of ours.  And don't fret:  with the recent addition of over 500 new titles, there's surely something in our Digital Media Catalog for everyone.

New Titles Were Recently Added!

 Hello my fellow users of the HCPL Digital Media Catalog!  I am happy to inform you that we had a nice addition to the digital catalog last night!  There were over 400 eBooks added, over 100 eAudio added and a few videos as well as one or two music titles.

 

Because there is a limit of 200 titles in the new eBooks area, not all titles will appear there.  Here is how to easily find all the titles that were added on January 26th, 2012.  This is really only important for our eBook users.  The new eAudio titles will all show in the "new eAudo" section on the homepage.

 

Check out our digital books!

Did Santa deliver an e-reader under your Christmas tree this year?  You can read digital books for free on you devices just by using our Digital Media Catalog.  You can read ebooks from the library on your Kindle, Nook, or many other e-readers, including iPads and smartphones.  Check out our Digital Media Catalog to learn more!

User Not Activated – Mac

A PDF document of these instructions with images is also available.

If you have transferred a title to the Nook and you are receiving an error that states “User Not Activated,” your device may be activated to a different Adobe ID than the one that the Adobe Digital Editions is activated with on the computer.

The Nook sometimes comes with an Adobe Digital Editions folder preinstalled and this sometimes interferes with the use of your device.  To fix this issue, please follow the below steps.

Get to Know Your Digital Device

Coming up in January, the Northwest Library will be holding three "Get to Know Your Digital Device" sessions: one for the Kindle, one for the Nook, and one for the iPad.  These sessions will focus on finding reader-specific materials in HCPL's Digital Media Catalog and checking them out to your digital device.  Details follow:

The Kindle Session: Saturday, January 7th at 3pm in the meeting room

The Nook Session: Saturday, January 14th at 3pm in the meeting room

The iPad Session: Saturday, January 28th at 3pm in the meeting room

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