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Digital resources at your library

Posted November 13, 2013 in Community Featured, Norwalk

Do you love magazines, but hate the price tag? Your library has your ticket to free magazines, and it’s called Zinio. With a variety of titles available, you can choose from many of the most popular magazines on the newsstand.

Currently, magazine titles provided by your Norwalk Easter Public Library are Cosmopolitan, Country Living, ESPN, Family Circle, Handyman, Food Network, Good Housekeeping, Natural Health, Newsweek, Popular Science, Redbook, Scrapbook Creations, Seventeen, Taste of Home, Traditional Home, US Weekly and Woman’s Health.

Zinio works on your Windows or Apple computers as well as many portable devices like the iPad, iPhone, Android tablets, and the Kindle Fire. To get started, you’re going to need to get the Zinio app for your device. All Zinio apps are free. Next, go to our webpage and click on the Zinio logo on the front page. After that, all you need is your library card to check out any of the magazines, including back issues.

In addition to Zinio magazines, Norwalk’s Overdrive digital collection now makes it easier for you to now borrow titles with just one click. To access our digital collection, go our webpage and click on the online lending library logo, which will take you to our Wilbor Online collection.

Some of the key changes in recent months include:
    • One-Step Checkout. Once you’ve logged in with your library card number, it just takes one click to borrow a title.
    • Browser-based technology enables instant access to eBooks, online or offline, with no software or downloading required. All you’ll need is a computer or device with a modern web browser. If the title is available to borrow, you can download the title as you’ve always been able to or you can choose to start reading right away in your web browser. If you choose browser-based reading, your progression will sync across devices. For example, if you leave off at page 47 on your computer, you’ll start at page 47 on your iPad!
    • A new responsive design optimizes the website for mobile and desktop use. So regardless of what device you use, the experience will be the same.

We look forward to providing our community with a variety of digital resources. If you or anyone you know is interested, we do offer one-on-one technology tutoring appointments when requested. If you have any questions, or would like to set up a technology help session, please be sure to contact either Holly or Mary Kay directly at 515-981-0217.

Norwalk Easter Library
1051 North Ave.
981-0217
Hours:
Mon. – Thur.: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Fri. – Sat.: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday: 1 – 5 p.m.





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