The Hockey News, Better Homes and Gardens, Weight Watchers and OK Magazine are a
few of the new titles being added to Elgin County Library's selection of online
downloadable magazines that already includes O, the Oprah Magazine, Men's Health,
Us Weekly and Reader's Digest.
Now at the end of its first year of use, the library's collection of magazines available
through its Zinio service has been well-received. "1,400 magazines were downloaded
from the library in the first year and the service continues to grow in popularity,"
said Brian Masschaele, Director of Community & Cultural Services.
This year, library staff decided to add more hobby-based titles that cover topics
such as crafts, knitting, quilting, woodworking, sports and travel. The newest titles
became available July 1st, 2014.
The Zinio magazine service offers access to full-colour electronic reproductions
magazines that can be downloaded for free for viewing on desktops, laptops, tablets
and smartphones. Patrons can decide to be notified by email as soon as the next
issue hits the newsstands. Even better, there are no waiting lists and no fines.
The text size can easily be increased for anyone who needs to read larger print.
Elgin County Library branches are located in Aylmer, Dutton, Straffordville, Port
Stanley, Rodney, West Lorne, Port Burwell, Springfield, Belmont and Shedden. Residents
of St. Thomas are welcome to visit any County branch to sign up for a free membership
with proof of their home address.
About Zinio: Zinio is the world's largest newsstand and bookstore. With its
many digital products and services, Zinio creates better ways for people to discover
published content, get more of it and do more with it. Now, readers can purchase
content once to be read on any screen. Zinio provides the ability to shop for, search
inside, read, share and save digital content in 23 local newsstands in any country
in the world. Through the ZINIO UNITY™ reading platform, readers can move seamlessly
within each publication page between text, interactive graphics, animated illustrations,
videos and much more. Offering hundreds of thousands of the best digital titles,
Zinio's e-stores and applications are revolutionizing reading. Founded in 2001 and
privately held, Zinio is headquartered in San Francisco and has offices in New York,
London, Paris, Barcelona and Taipei. For more information, visit www.zinio.com.