Broward County Libraries Division Announces New OverDrive Media Console App for NOOK Users

NOOK color tablet.

DATE: November 8, 2012
MEDIA CONTACT: Catherine McElrath
PHONE: 954-357-7402

Borrowing free eBooks and audiobooks from Broward County Library just got a whole lot easier for users of NOOK HD, NOOK HD +, NOOK Tablet™ and NOOK Color™. Barnes & Noble has added the OverDrive Media Console app to the NOOK Apps™ storefront. This app now enables users to download free eBooks and MP3 audiobooks from Broward County Library. The new app makes it faster and easier for NOOK users to borrow eBooks and audiobooks wirelessly.

Users can visit the NOOK Apps  storefront to install the free app, which allows users to locate nearby libraries, browse or search their eBook and MP3 audiobook collection and (after entering a vaild library card PIN number) check out and download titles, including the latest bestsellers.

If you haven’t had the opportunity to use an eReader, Broward County Library now has approximately 300 available for customers to
borrow at various library locations. In order to borrow an eReader, customers must be 18 years of age or older, have no fines outstanding on their Broward County Library card account and must show a current picture ID with address. The eReaders must be picked up and returned to the same library, and only one eReader may be checked out to a household at one time for a period of two weeks. Fines are $2 per day if late and customers are responsible for full replacement costs and processing if eReader is damaged or not returned.

If you’ve never used an eReader before, you can learn with a Broward County Library staff member, as a 15-minute tutorial is required for check out. Each eReader comes pre-loaded with books both new and classic which represent a variety of titles that have been purchased with a grant from the Broward Public Library Foundation and funding from the Friends of Broward County Libraries and selected by librarians.

The award-winning Broward County Libraries Division, founded in 1974, is the ninth largest library system in the nation by population served and one of the busiest, with more than 9 million walk-in customers visiting its 40 locations annually. The library has more than 3.4 million items and 2,000 computers for public use and offers hundreds of events and programs to meet the needs of the Broward County's diverse community. The library continues its strong emphasis on literacy, after-school programs and electronic access. In addition to our comprehensive web site,, which provides information about library activities, links to online catalogs, reference information and databases, customers can visit BCL WoW – Broward County Library Without Walls – for free eBooks, music, audiobooks, apps and more. Customers may also follow Libraries on Facebook and Twitter. Libraries Division also administers the services, programs, collections and exhibits of the Historical Commission.

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