Launched last year, Greenwich Library’s popular Zinio digital magazine service has expanded. The library has added 31 new magazine titles to the service which allows patrons to read and explore over 180 titles on their device of choice using their Greenwich Library card to set up a free, online account.
New titles include venerable fashion and glamour magazines, Vogue and Teen Vogue, Glamour and W. Patrons who enjoy visiting New York City can now access sophisticated humor and reviews from The New Yorker and those who prefer to stay local can download Greenwich Magazine. Other notable additions include foreign language magazines in Japanese, Chinese and Spanish, including Siempre Mujer and Cocina Facile (Spanish), My Garden and Axis (Japanese), and Business Weekly (Chinese).
The Zinio collection is searchable by title and by 19 different genres including Food and Cooking, Travel, Lifestyle, Health and Fitness, Business, Architecture, Hobbies, Pets and more. To see a full list of available titles, or to get started, visit www.greenwichlibrary.org, then click Downloadable Library.
Zinio’s unique digital platform recreates a magazine page-for-page, including highly visual full-color pictures, while taking the reading experience even further through intuitive navigation, key word article search and interactive rich media elements such as audio and video.
Magazines are flying off the Library’s digital shelves with over 1,100 library patrons checking out 22,600 Zinio magazines since July 2013. Titles that have been viewed most frequently include Us Weekly, The Economist, Martha Stewart Living, Forbes, Bloomberg Businessweek and Newsweek.
Unlike eBooks, magazine issues are not checked out to individual patrons, so they’re always available any time. Read online or download issues to your computer or mobile device to read offline. You must have a current Greenwich Library or Perrot Library card to use this collection.
The Zinio service is part of Greenwich Library’s Strategic Plan initiative to embrace and integrate emerging media into our collections. For more information, please contact the Reference Desk at (203) 622-7910.
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The Greenwich Library system consists of the Main Library and its Byram Shubert and Cos Cob branches. The mission of Greenwich Library is to provide exceptional resources, programs and services that promote the joy of lifelong learning and discovery, and to offer a welcoming place for people to gather and share experiences. With 1,400 programs and events per year, the Library seeks to serve as the cultural and intellectual crossroads of the community. Greenwich Library has a total circulation of about 1.5 million, the highest reported in Connecticut. Greenwich Library was recently named a five-star library by Library Journal for the sixth time. The Main Library is located at 101 West Putnam Avenue in Greenwich. More information is available online at www.greenwichlibrary.org or by calling 203-622-7900.