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Reading Magazines with Zinio
When you use Zinio through your Liverpool Public Library Card, you basically get your own free subscription to the magazines that you're interested in, and you can keep them for as long as you want, with no overdue fines. Sound good? Then get the handout and read on!
Back issues of the magazines are available, but only back to the beginning of the library's Zinio for Libraries account. For most magazines, back issues are available back to the summer of 2013.
New and improved! March 2015:
The all-new Zinio for Libraries One Account Experience offers a single account for checking out, reading and managing user collections all within the library collection site. Browse the collection, instantly checkout or get more detail on a publication, checkout, instantly read, manage checked out collection, opt-in to notification of next issue, and customize display settings. There is a companion read-only app for iOS, Android, Kindle Fire HD/HDX to download to a mobile device for offline reading.
Find out more:
Zinio for Libraries: "Browse - Check out - Read" - the new How-To document
Zinio for Libraries: Desktop One Account Experience Video (6 minutes)
Zinio for Libraries: iPad One Account Experience Video (6 minutes)
Zinio for Libraries: Frequently Asked Questions
Using Adobe Digital Editions and Creating an AdobeID for PC or Mac
If you are going to be setting up a PC or Mac to sideload library eBooks onto simple non-tablet ereaders such as the Nook SimpleTouch, Sony, and Kobo devices, you will want to start by installing the Adobe Digital Editions (ADE) software and creating your own AdobeID. Follow the steps in Tech Tips - Adobe Digital Editions
Passwords. They’re an unfortunate fact of life. And as issues such as identity theft become more and more widespread, it also becomes more and more important to follow good password practices. This article provides some tips for making sure that our passwords are really secure.