Your Library allows you to view and sort your books and periodicals in different ways.
You can arrange items in a grid, in horizontal shelves running across the screen, or in various types of lists. You can also sort items by title and by date of publication.
Two pull-down menus at the top of the Library screen give control over the presentation of your Library.
Sorting and Viewing Books
You can sort books by:
• Most Recent
You can view books in these arrangements:
• a grid
• a list, which includes titles and author names
Sorting and Viewing Your Newsstand (Magazines and Newspapers)
You can sort magazines and newspapers in your Newsstand by:
• Most Recent
You can view magazines and newspapers in these arrangements:
• a grid
• a list, which includes titles, publisher names, and publication dates
Opening Books, Magazines, and Newspapers
You can tap on any cover you see to open it.
If you tap on a book with a Download banner, your NOOK begins downloading the book. A progress bar on the book’s cover indicates how much of the book has been downloaded. Once the book has fully downloaded, you can open it.
NOTE: When you buy a book or periodical, it becomes available to your NOOK, as well as to any Barnes & Noble eReader applications installed on your smartphone, tablet, or personal computer.
Badges on Content
Your NOOK displays the following badges on books and periodicals:
• New: This is a new item that has been downloaded to your NOOK and is now ready for reading.
• Sample: This is a free sample of a book, magazine, or newspaper.
• Download: Tap on this book or periodical to download it from your Barnes & Noble Lifetime Library®.
• Pre-order: This item is available for pre-order. You can order it now, even though it hasn’t been released, yet. You will be able to read it the moment it is released.
• Recommended: A friend has recommended this book or periodical to you.
• LendMe: You can lend this book to a friend.
• Lent: This book has been lent to you. The number on the cover indicates the number of days left on the loan.
• Returned: This book has been returned to the lender.
• Google: This is a Google eBook.
When a book, magazine, or newspaper is being downloaded, a striped bar appears across its cover, indicating that the download is in progress.
Organizing Your Library on Shelves
In addition to views of all your books, magazines, and newspapers, your Library also includes a feature called My Shelves where you create named collections of books, periodicals, and files. A shelf is a group of items that you have collected under a common name, such as Mysteries or Cookbooks. You can give a shelf any name you like.
A book, periodical, or file can appear in as many shelves as you like. For example, if your favorite book is a mystery novel, you could include it on your Favorites shelf as well as on a new shelf you create called Mysteries.
Note: Shelves can only hold up to 100 titles. To shelve more than 100 items, you will need to create additional shelves.