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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 for your iOS device, or the handout for an Android device 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: Frequently Asked Questions
Borrowing OverDrive eBooks and Audiobooks on Apple iOS Devices
Borrowing OverDrive eBooks and Audiobooks on Android Devices, including NOOK and Kindle Fire
Updated January 2015: This handout is for people who have devices running the Android operating system, such as the Samsung Galaxy Tab, the new Nook Tablet (which is really just a co-branded Samsung Galaxy Tab), or any other device that runs the Android operating system. In fact, this can even be used with the Kindle Fire family of devices, since they run Android too. We have a collection of both eBooks and audiobooks available through the OverDrive catalog; these can be downloaded directly to your device without even connecting to a computer.
Borrowing OverDrive eBooks Using Amazon e-Ink Kindles
Updated January 2015: Yes, we have library eBooks for your Amazon Kindle! They are available from the OverDrive Downloadables catalog. This handout is specifically written for people who are using Amazon’s classic eInk readers like the basic Kindle, the Kindle Paperwhite, and the Kindle Voyage. It will take you through the steps to select, checkout, and download books from OCPL's OverDrive catalog. (Sorry, downloadable eBooks from the 3M Cloud library for Amazon eInk Kindles such as the Paperwhite are not currently provided.)