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Zinio, the world’s largest digital newsstand is now part of the Mesa Public Library.
This service has been added in addition to audio books and eBooks available to download instantly from the library’s website free of charge. Zinio is an online newsstand with full content, online magazines — and its all free. The program launched on Jan. 8.
Zinio’s unique 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.
Current issues of more than 40 magazines in a broad range of subject areas will be available to library patrons, no limit on checkout and no returns. “Unlimited number of people can be reading the same issue at the same time,” Electronic Services Manager Gwen Kalavaza said. “That is different than ebooks and it holds a future for magazines, which is good.”
Anyone with a library card can either come by the Mesa Public Library Reference Desk for more details, or sign up online.
All the details to sign up for a free account are available on the library webpage, losalamosnm.us/library.
Library staff are available to help patrons get started using the new service. Call the Mesa Reference Desk at 662-8253 to find out more.
The idea to get the service to MPL was a group effort from Kalavaza and the periodical team. “We chose the magazines based on the popular titles available,” Kalavaza said. Not all titles are available at this time, but more will be added in the future.
The New Year is a great time for all things new including a library card which is all patrons need to access Zinio titles such as “National Geographic,” “Cosmopolitan,” “PC Gamer,” “Popular Mechanics,” “Oprah,” “Rolling Stone” and “Yoga Journal” to name a few. There will be more added in the future.
All someone has to do is enter his or her library card’s bar code, Kalavaza said.