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Westfield Memorial Library Increases Online Zinio Magazines

Roz Giuditta

Thursday, May 29, 2014 • 10:50pm

The Westfield Memorial Library is pleased to announce that it has increased the number of online magazines offered through Zinio for Libraries to 33. Awarded Best New Database of 2012 by Library Journal, Zinio is the world’s largest newsstand, offering multi-user access to popular publications.

Through the library’s website www.wmlnj.org, patrons of Westfield have unlimited simultaneous access to complete digital magazines, which can easily be viewed on any Internet-enabled device inside or outside of the library.

The new online magazines are Elle, Good Housekeeping, House Beautiful, MacWorld, Martha Stewart, Mental Floss, Organic Gardening, Prevention, Shape, Smithsonian, Star, Vegetarian Times and Working Mother.

Some of the other magazines that the library has had since last summer include Cosmopolitan, Men’s Health, O, The Oprah Magazine, Readers Digest, Esquire, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance, Popular Science, Newsweek and Rolling Stone.

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.

Library Director Phil Israel said, “We are excited to be increasing the number of magazines that we offer our patrons through Zinio as borrowing online magazines is growing in popularity. There are no holds, no waiting, and no checkout periods. Readers can move seamlessly within each publication page between text, interactive graphics, animated illustrations, videos and much more.”

Zinio can be accessed through PC’s, MAC’s, iPhones, iPads, Androids, Kindle Fire/FireHD, Nook HD/HD+ and Windows 8.

To access Zinio, Westfield cardholders should visit the library’s website at www.wmlnj.org, and click on the image for Zinio under the Featured Services link, or visit the website and click on the Digital Access link and then select Download Magazines. Anyone needing help setting up an account should visit the Reference desk on the second floor.

Founded in 1879, the Westfield Memorial Library—the community’s destination for discovery and ideas—engages minds, entertains spirits and facilitates lifelong learning for people of all ages. Hours are 9:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday; 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Friday and Saturday; and closed on Sunday until September 21.

For more information call 908.789.4090, visit the library’s website at www.wmlnj.org, and sign up for the monthly e-newsletter “Library Loop,” or stop by the library at 550 East Broad Street for a copy of the award-winning quarterly newsletter, “Take Note.”

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