You can check out a Nook or an iPad from the MassArt Library. We have 3 Nooks and 2 iPads. Request them at the Circulation Desk. They can be checked out for one week. (Lending is limited to full-time MassArt students and faculty and staff.)
Like the iPad, the Nook can be used as a tablet for web browsing, etc. If you want to use the Nook to read e-books, you can log into an online library (such as MyNook) that you’ve created and download titles to the device. You can also download free public domain books from the Internet Archive. (Download on a regular computer and then transfer to Nook.)
If you want to download MassArt Library books, you are limited to titles in the Ebrary database (80,000+ items). Follow these instructions or look at this tutorial from Rensselaer Polytechnic Library. We can also walk you the process at the MassArt Library reference desk.
2. Still using a regular computer, access the Ebrary database through the MassArt Library. (Log in with your MassArt username and password if you are off campus).
3. Once in Ebrary, create an account by logging in with the same username and password in the upper right corner of the screen.
4. Find a book you want to read and click the Download button and then select the option that says: “Download the entire document for 14 days in Adobe Digital Editions format.” It will download to the ADE library on your computer.
5. Connect the computer to the Nook using a USB cable. The Nook should show up in the menu on the left of the Adobe Digital Editions window. Drag the book icon to the Nook icon. The e-book should transfer to the Nook. Unplug the cable.
6. To find the book on the Nook, go to Library and then My Stuff. It will be available on both the computer and the Nook for 14 days.