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Deschutes libraries add free access to magazines

By KTVZ.COM news sources
Published On: Sep 11 2013 05:34:12 PM CDT

Deschutes Public Library is pleased to announce the availability of Zinio for Libraries. Through this new service, library card holders have unlimited simultaneous access to complete digital magazines that are easily viewed on any Internet-enabled device inside and outside of the Library.

 Zinio’s technology digitally recreates a magazine page for page, including full color pictures, intuitive navigation, key word article search and interactive elements such as audio and video. The downloadable magazines can be found online on the Library’s website http://www.deschuteslibrary.org/zinio

“This valuable new service provides our customers with unlimited access to a variety of digital magazines,” said Library Director Todd Dunkelberg.  “Zinio is just one of the many online tools and resources the Library offers to enrich the residents of Deschutes County.   Library users will now have access to a wide variety of news and entertainment magazines to download free from home, work, or in the Library.”  

The Library offers 50 magazines for free downloading.  A sampling of the magazines offered include: “Car and Driver,” “Forbes,” “Cosmopolitan,” “Dwell,” “Esquire,” “Newsweek,” “O, The Oprah Magazine,” “Elle,” “Country Living,” “Shape,” “Economist,” and the “Smithsonian Magazine.”

Please visit your local library in downtown Bend, East Bend, La Pine, Redmond, Sisters, and Sunriver for more information on how to access Zinio or go to http://www.deschuteslibrary.org/zinio

About Zinio:  Zinio is the world’s largest newsstand and bookstore and provides the ability to shop for, search, 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.

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