The Garfield County Libraries first added Zinio, a digital magazine service, in April 2013. The service was made possible by generous support from Friends of the Library groups across the county. Twenty-five top titles were offered for the public, including Backpacker, Digital Photo and Newsweek.
Wanting to add more magazines to this collection, the libraries conducted a survey in fall 2013 to help determine what additional titles should be added. Then, in November the libraries purchased 25 new magazine subscriptions — including three in Spanish.
These digital magazines can be viewed on your tablet, smartphone and computer. A step-by-step guide for downloading titles to your device can be found on our website, or at any of the libraries. This guide is also available in Spanish.
Once you download a magazine, you can flip through it page by page, just as if the physical copy was right in front of you. There are also options to zoom in and out, read the articles in a text-only format, and print.
Once you check out a magazine issue with your library card, it is yours to keep and will stay on your device until you delete it. You can read as many of the available magazines you want, and back issues are now available as far back as the libraries have had a subscription for each magazine. With Zinio you never have to wait for any of these magazines to be “brought back” by someone else. If you see one you want to read, it is available to you instantly!
Visit www.gcpld.org and start reading these great new magazines today.