The Meigs County District Public Library is pleased to announce that we are now offering digital magazines through a service called Zinio. By participating in a group purchase with several libraries who are members of the Southeast Regional Library System (SERLS), we have been able to purchase the digital magazine subscriptions at a greatly reduced cost. Magazines are available to an unlimited number of library customers at one time, so there is no waiting for someone to return the new issue before it is available to you. Everyone can have the new issue as soon as it is published.
As with all of the new technology, there are some hoops to jump through in order to access the content, but library staff is willing and able to help you get started. There is a Zinio link on the library’s homepage which you can click to create your Zinio account. The magazines can be viewed on any number of devices including your home computer, ipad, iphone, Kindle, NOOK, Blackberry and/or Android device. The service also requires use of the Zinio app which is free and can be downloaded from the apple store, Google Play or anywhere you normally download apps for your device. Wi-fi is required for the initial download, but once you have downloaded the content, you do not need wi-fi to view it.
The wide variety of titles to choose from includes something for all ages and interests. The list of titles includes Newsweek, Us Weekly, Good Housekeeping, Men’s Health, Every day with Rachel Ray, Ladies Home Journal, Rolling Stone, ESPN, O the Oprah Magazine, Outdoor Life, Popular Photography, House Beautiful, Country Living, National Geographic and many more. The teens may enjoy Seventeen, Comics & Gaming
Magazine or Thrasher Skateboarding magazine. The youngsters should check out OWL and ChickaDEE magazines.
The library’s digital content is growing daily. In addition to digital magazines and E-books, don’t forget the wonderful online resources available to all of our customers such as the Auto Repair Reference Database, Small Engine Repair Database, Heritage Quest Library and Consumer Reports Online. As always, feel free to contact the library at 992-5813 for assistance accessing any of the library’s resources. We’re here to serve you.