Zinio Magazine Service Launched through Pinal County Library District

5/22/2013

FLORENCE, AZ – The Pinal County Library District is pleased to announce the availability of Zinio for Libraries, an online newsstand offering access to thousands of magazines and news publications.

“This is the next exciting evolution in bringing the library to your living room,” said Denise Keller, Pinal County Library District Director. “With this new service, you can access 180 complete digital magazines that can be easily viewed on any internet-enabled device inside or outside the library.”

The electronic magazine format is entirely faithful to its hard-copy format, Keller said. Page 41 of the hard -copy edition of National Geographic should look exactly like the electronic version viewed through the library’s Zinio service, Keller explained.

Zinio digitally recreates each magazine page for page, including full color pictures, intuitive navigation, key word article search and interactive elements such as audio and video. Consumer Reports, Good Housekeeping, National Geographic, Car & Driver, Arizona Highways and Readers’ Digest are just some of the popular titles available.

A library card is the key to entering the online book catalog at the Pinal County Library District website. Next you will need to create your own password-protected Zinio account and download the Zinio application. The Zinio application works on Apple and Android devices as well as PC and Mac. Once you have created your Zinio account, there will be an opportunity to download the Zinio application that is needed to begin enjoying complete digital issues of popular magazines.

Described as “the world’s largest newsstand,” Zinio earned the Best New Database of 2012 award by Library Journal.

Zinio is supported with funds granted by the Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records, a division of the Arizona Secretary of State, with Library Services and Technology Act funds which are administered by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Please see your Pinal County librarian for more information on how to access this service or view the tutorial at http://www.pinalcountyaz.gov/Departments/Library/Documents/ZinioQuickStart.pdf for more information. If you have difficulties accessing Zinio, call or visit your local library or dial 520-866-6457 during regular office hours.

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