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Mon September 16, 2013
Las Cruces Library Adds Online Magazines
Thomas Branigan Memorial Library is pleased to now offer “Zinio” – a downloadable online magazine service. Library customers will be able to read magazines without setting foot inside the Library. Zinio is the world’s largest electronic newsstand.
The Library purchased more than 60 current magazine titles including Oprah, Do It Yourself, Easy Meals, ESPN the Magazine, Girl’s Life, Men’s Health, National Geographic Interactive, Today’s Parent, and Vanity Fair, just to name a few popular titles available. This service is in addition to our already popular print magazine collection available for reading at the Library or checking out back issues.
“Zinio” allows Branigan Library services to increase the size of its magazine collection. We determined that offering popular magazines in both digital and print is a great opportunity for patrons to have multiple access points to their favorite magazines. We’re excited we can expand readership opportunities by having both formats with a minimal increase to the magazine budget,” said Lynette Schurdevin, Library Administrator.
Links to Zinio magazines will be placed on the library home page with instructions on how to download to computers, smart phones or iPads. Patrons will register through the library to create an account for online streaming and off-line reading. Patrons can check out as many magazines as they wish and keep them for as long as they wish. Once magazines have been selected, patrons are then notified when the next new issue comes out. This service is free to library patrons. All you need is a current library card. For more information about this service, please contact Lynette Schurdevin, or go to http://library.las-cruces.org.