Library will offer digital collection of magazines for computers, smartphones

Bristol Public Library is now offering its patrons two new digital services: Zinio, a digital collection of popular magazines that can be read on a wide variety of computers and mobile devices inside or outside of the library, and OneClickdigital, which will supplement the library’s collection of eBooks and audiobooks.

With Zinio, cardholders at both Bristol library branches now have free access to complete digital magazines, including full-color pictures, for permanent download, as well as keyword searching, intuitive navigation, and interactive elements such as audio and video. OneClickdigital offers audio and eBook access for desktop, Android, Kindle Fire, Nook, iPhone, iTouch and iPad users.

Zinio and OneClickdigital can both be accessed on the library website at www.bristollib.com.

Zinio users can choose from a collection of popular digital magazines to read online in any web browser or to download free for offline reading through a free app. Apps are available for PCs and Macs, and for most major mobile devices including iPad/iPhone, Android devices, Kindle Fire/HD, Nook HD, Windows 8 and BlackBerry Playbook. Library users can also access this magazine collection on computers in the library.

The 22 magazine titles available in the library’s initial Zinio collection include titles such as ESPN, National Geographic, Newsweek, US, and Weight Watchers. The library plans to expand this collection in the future. All titles in the library collection are available to all library cardholders at any time with unlimited simultaneous access. And can be kept indefinitely and do not need to be returned.

OneClickdigital users may check-out audiobooks and eBooks for a limited period like regular library materials. The One-Click Digital eAudio app is available for Android, Kindle Fire, Nook, iPhone, iTouch and iPad users. EBooks may be read with Adobe Digital Editions or the One-Click Digital eReader app, which may be downloaded from Google Play and iTunes.

For more information about using Zinio and OneClickdigital at the Bristol libraries, visit Bristol Public Library, Manross Memorial Library, www.bristollib.com, or call (860)584-7787 x 2017.