Ocean County Library Offers Zinio Magazine Service

Ever wanted to check out a new magazine but were unable to make it to the library? Ocean County Library solves that problem by offering a new online service called Zinio to its customers.

Ocean County Library, in partnership with RBdigital from Recorded Books, is pleased to offer Zinio for Libraries. Awarded Best New Database of 2012 by “Library Journal,” Zinio is the world’s largest newsstand, offering multi-user access to popular publications.

Zinio allows Ocean County Library customers to access full color magazines from their computer, tablet or smartphone. Magazines can be accessed from a web browser, or you can download apps for your Apple iOS, Android, Kindle Fire and PC/Mac devices to enable additional features.

Through www.theoceancountylibrary.org or via the downloadable app, customers have unlimited multi-user access to complete digital magazines, which can easily be viewed on most Internet-enabled devices inside or outside of the library. 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.

Zinio offers several popular magazines, including “O: The Oprah Magazine,” “The Food Network,” “Martha Stewart Living,” “Forbes” and “Popular Mechanics.” The service also offers “National Geographic,” which includes enhanced digital content not available in the print version.

“Zinio adds to our growing collection of eResources with eMagazines and provides our library patrons with access 24 hours day, seven days a week to the most popular print magazines in the country on tablets, phones and computers – all for free with their Ocean County Library Card,” said Ocean County Library Director Susan Quinn.

For more information about Zinio, check with your local library branch for more information about how you can start using the new magazine service.

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