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NOOK Tablet: The Missing Manual by Preston Gralla

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Chapter 7. Borrowing and Lending Books with LendMe and Your Local Library

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WITH YOUR NOOK TABLET, you can borrow books from friends and lend them books, and also borrow books from your local library. In fact, in some ways it’s even easier to share books with the NOOK Tablet than with printed books, because you don’t need to physically hand off or collect a book. All it takes is a few taps on your NOOK Tablet.

But how to do it? Which books can and can’t you lend? How long can you borrow and lend them for? Read on; this chapter has all you need to know.

Both a Borrower and a Lender Be

You have two ways to lend and borrow books with your NOOK Tablet: Using the NOOK Tablet’s LendMe features to borrow and lend books with your NOOK Friends, or borrowing books from the library.

Keep in mind that you can’t lend out every book you own, or borrow every book your friends own. The same holds true with library books: You can borrow books that the library assigns for borrowing.

Borrowing and lending may strike you as an odd concept when it comes to NOOK books, because there’s no physical object to hand over or take in. In fact, though, an eBook is a physical object of sorts, even though it’s made up of bits and bytes rather than paper and print.

When you buy a book using your NOOK, you’re downloading an eBook, but that eBook is very different from a physical book on one important way: eBooks are protected ...

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