At the Library: Digital Magazines

Zinio Web Button 2How would you like to check out as many issues of your favorite magazines as you like without having to place a hold or worrying about when the magazines are due back at the library?

Wishful thinking, you say? A lovely fantasy? A dream from a reader’s fictional utopian world?

Nope. Welcome to the world of Zinio, online magazines that can be downloaded to your computer or mobile device. For free. Anytime you want. No limits.

You never have to place a hold because all issues and titles are always available. You can download as many as you like and keep them as long as you wish. That’s right. The magazines you download never expire.

The library has over seventy-five titles currently available. The digital magazine collection offers art, entertainment, automotive, home, lifestyle, men’s, news, science & technology, sports, travel, and women’s magazines. Many titles include interactive elements such as audio and video. (Check out National Geographic for a fantastic interactive experience. One of my personal faves.)

New titles at the library include: Apple Magazine, Atlantic, Backpacker, Better Homes & Gardens, Bicycling, Clean Eating, Everyday with Rachel Ray, Fitness, Games, Golf Tips, HGTV, Motor Trend, Natural Health, OK! Magazine, Outside, Saveur, and Star.

To browse the titles simply go to our website cheshirelibrary.org and click the Magazines link at the top of the page. If you need help creating an account for Zinio, take a peek at our handy How to Use Zinio cheat sheet.

For those who need more incentive to try Zinio, it was named the best new database of 2012 by Library Journal, who called the digital magazine collection a “game-changer”.

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