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The Gift of a Digital Device - 2015 Edition

EBook reader or tablet? icon In this handout,, Mr G helps you choose the right eHoliday gift that won't get returned to the store!

Creating Gifts on the Internet

The internet has changed many things in our lives, and one of the things it’s changed is how we can give gifts. I’m not just talking about ordering online instead of going through the catalog and calling the
company; I’m talking about how we create custom gifts in countless ways that would’ve been prohibitively expensive before. icon This handout will talk about a number of the ways to do just that.

Check out our Samsung Galaxy Tab4 and Give eBooks a Try

SamsungGalaxyPictureThe tablet is preloaded with the 3M Cloud and OverDrive apps. Make your own e-reading selection from the Liverpool Public Library's OverDrive or Cloud Library eBook and downloadable audiobook collections.

Ask at the Checkout desk, or place a hold today.

How-to-use instruction sheets are available:


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 icon handout for your iOS device, or the icon 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

Updated January 2015:icon This handout is for people who have devices running Apple's iPhone Operating System (iOS), such as iPhones, iPod Touches, iPads, and iPad Minis. 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.