The Library launched its digital magazine stand in the fall of 2012, allowing patrons to read magazines on their computer, tablet or smart phone. In the past year, hundreds of patrons have downloaded thousands of magazines.
“Once a person has created an account on zinio.com, they can download titles to their digital devices anywhere. They don’t need to physically be at the Library to access the collection,” says Melody Dworak, collections librarian.
Titles available to download include US Weekly, Martha Stewart Living, Rolling Stone, and Newsweek. New titles added to the collection include Marie Claire, Forbes, Working Mother, and Family Circle.
There’s no check-out period and you can keep the magazine forever. There’s no limit on the amount of titles you can choose. Cover-to-cover access includes full content and photos.
Zinio is available to Iowa City Public Library cardholders who reside in Iowa City, rural Johnson County, Hills, and University Heights. This service requires a valid email address to register with Recorded Books and Zinio, and a valid Library card and password.
When first accessing Zinio, you will be asked to create an account with Recorded Books. Once you have selected a magazine, you will be asked to create a second account with Zinio. Please note this is not the same account you created when first accessing the site. Please use the same email address for both accounts.
Click here to learn more. You can also call the Library at (319) 356-5200 or stop by the Help Desk.
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