Getting Started with Digital Magazines (The Ohio Digital Library)

Getting Started with NOOK Magazines from The Ohio Digital Library digital collection:

Step 1 – For non-NOOK devices, go to your app store on your device. Select and download the NOOK Reading App to your tablet. Wait for app to download, select Open when finished. Register the NOOK Reading App with your Barnes & Noble account e-mail address and password. Note: The NOOK Reading App is only available on Apple, Android, Windows 8 & 10 devices.

Step 2 – Open a web browser on your tablet. Go to the Ohio Digital Library website at or by clicking the blue “Enjoy eBooks, audiobooks, music & video” square on the Clark County Public Library home page. On the Ohio Digital Library website, select Sign in. Sign in by first selecting Clark County Public Library from the list of Ohio libraries and then enter your library card number and password.

Step 3 – Select the magnifying glass and type the Periodicals name or select Advanced Search located under the keyword search box. Select NOOK Periodicals under All Formats for a complete list of titles.

Step 4 – Once you’ve found a periodical you wish to read, select the cover image and select Send to NOOK app. A pop-up window will open. Select the Accept to Continue box and next enter the same Barnes & Noble account e-mail address and password you’ve used to register your NOOK device or Reading App.

Step 5 – After you’ve signed into your NOOK account, select Grant Access. (This is a one-time step that allows periodicals from your library account to be sent to your NOOK tablet or Reading App.) Your periodical is now sent to your NOOK tablet or Reading App.   

Frequently Asked Questions

What magazines are currently available for check out? As of January 2017, AARP Bulletin, AARP the Magazine, Allure, American Craft, American Girl, Arthritis Today, Arts and Crafts Homes, The Atlantic, Backpacker, Bead & Button, The Beer Connoisseur Magazine, Better Homes and Gardens, Better Homes and Gardens Diabetic Living, Bicycling, Billboard, Birds & Blooms, Bon Appetit, Brides, Cabin Living, Car and Driver, Clean Eating, Cloth Paper Scissors, Cook's Illustrated, Cooking with Paula Dean, Cosmopolitan, Country, Country Living, Country Woman, Crochet!, Discover, Discovery Girls, Do it Yourself, Dr. Oz The Good Life, Dwell, Eating Well, Elle, Elle Decor, Entrepreneur, ESPN The Magazine, Esquire, Experience Life, Family Circle, The Family Handyman, Family Tree, FamilyFun, Fast Company, Field & Stream, Fine Cooking, Fine Gardening, First for Women, Food Network Magazine, Game Informer, Glamour, Gluten-Free Living, Good Housekeeping, GQ, Guideposts, Guns & Ammo, Harper's BAZAAR, HGTV Magazine, Hobby Farms, Homespun, House & Home, House Beautiful, Inc. Ireland's House and Home, Let's Knit, Lonely Planet Traveller, Marie Claire, Martha Stewart Living, Martha Stewart Wedding, Maxim, Men's Health, Mental_floss, Midwest Living, The Nation, National Enquirer, National Geographic, National Geographic Kids, National Geographic Little Kids, National Geographic Travel, National Review, The New York Review of Books, The New Yorker, Newsweek, O The Oprah Magazine, OK! Magazine, Old-House Journal, The Onion, Outdoor Life, Outside, Oxygen, Parents Magazine, Petersen's Hunting, Popular Mechanics, Popular Photography, Popular Science, Prevention, Quilters Companion, Rachael Ray Every Day, Reader's Digest, Redbook, Rodale's Organic Life, Runner's World, Saveur, SELF, Seventeen, Shape, Simple and Delicious, Smithsonian, Soap Opera Digest, Star, Taste of Home, Threads, Town & Country, Traditional Home, TV Guide Magazine, Vanity Fair, Vegetarian Times, Vogue, Weight Watchers Magazine, A Wellness Update, Wired, Woman's Day, Women's Health, Wood Magazine, Working Mother, Yoga Journal, Zoobooks, and Zootles.

Which devices are compatible with NOOK periodicals? All NOOK tablets including Samsung Galaxy Tab NOOK, NOOK HD/HD+, NOOK Tablet and NOOK Color. Also, Apple tablets and smartphones (iPad, iPad Air, iPad Mini, iPhone), Android tablets and smartphones and Windows 8 tablets and computers.

Does periodical checkouts go against my 10 title checkout limit? No. Periodicals checkouts are separate and does not count toward your checkout limit of 10 titles. Periodicals checkouts will appear in your Lists located under Account on The Ohio Digital Library website.

How many magazines can I check out? There is no limit. Check out as many available issues as you want and keep them as long as you wish.

What does it mean if a periodical is “Not Available”? Some periodicals have a limited digital copies available for each issue. Instead of Send to NOOK app button, unavailable periodicals will have a “Not Available” button. Note: This is not a hold. Instead, you can try again when the next issue becomes available.

I’ve received an error message when I try to send a periodical to my NOOK account. What should I do? If the periodical wasn’t successfully sent to your NOOK account, go to your Bookshelf located under your Account on The Ohio Digital Library website. Next, select the blue Re-sent to NOOK app button to send the periodical again.

How do I return NOOK periodicals? Once you successfully send a NOOK periodical to your NOOK tablet or NOOK reading app, it’s yours to keep. You don’t have to worry about returning. Downloaded magazines will remain on your device until you decide to delete them.

I tried to sign in to the Ohio Digital Library website, but I received a sign in error stating “Patron has blocks.” What should I do? Your library card may be blocked due to an address check. You’ll need to visit one of our library locations and update your library card information. Once updated, your card will be valid for one full year and you will be able to sign in to The Ohio Digital Library website. Other possible blocks are library fines exceeds the $5.00 limit, items overdue, invalid address/e-mail/phone number, or blocking notes on your account.