Wednesday, September 04, 2013

Online resource: New downloadable eMagazines Service

You've heard of eBooks, now may we present to you eMagazines! 

Zinio eMagazines is a fantastic new service from Glasgow Libraries which gives you free unlimited access to read digital copies of your favourite magazines with exactly the same pictures, layout and text as the original printed glossy!

We highly recommend using this resource as a way to gain immediate access to the most current magazine issues. The GSA Library catalogue holds a number of Zinio's digital titles in print. The benefits of having a complementary Zinio account with Glasgow Libraries include the ability to build a personalised and permanent collection of eMagazines and the ease of browsing for images. There are no limits on the number of magazines you can check-out, meaning you are always guaranteed your regular dose of cool images and latest news.

eMagazines are available to Glasgow Library members, using their Borrower Number and PIN via the online catalogue. From the catalogue's main page, click on the link to Zinio. You'll be prompted for your email and password to access the list of popular titles. First-time visitors will need to create a Zinio account by following the 'Create New Account' link. This will require you to enter your name, Glasgow Libraries card number, email address and password. It's easy to sign up online if you've not already a member, and start making use of all of Glasgow Libraries' e-resources, straight away.

eMagazines can be read on a computer, smartphone or tablet and can also be used on a wide variety of apps including Apple, Android and Kindle Fire for downloading and reading offline. Over 100 magazines are available covering everything from homes and interiors to cycling, science and technology! Titles include Country Life; Green Living Guide; House & Garden; MacFormat; National Geographic; New Scientist; Rolling Stone and much more. A full list is available here.