Do you love flipping through your favourite magazine on your tablet, smartphone, or computer? Now you can do it for free with your Okanagan Regional Library membership. The ORL has subscribed to an online service called “Zinio,” and is providing access to dozens of complete digital editions of popular magazines.
Customers just need to hit the “Reference and Research” button on the ORL homepage and scroll down to the Zinio link. From there, customers can use their email address and library card to sign in and view the collection, and then create a Zinio account when they find magazines they would like to read.
Popular titles in the Zinio collection include Consumer Reports, Car and Driver, Elle, Good Housekeeping, Newsweek, Rolling Stone, and many more.
Digital collections continue to grow in popularity with ORL customers. The recently released 2011 ORL annual report showed a 151 per cent increase in downloads of eBooks and eAudiobooks over the previous year, and thousands of songs have been downloaded from the ORL’s freegal service.