Popular Magazines Now Available Online for Free with Your Broward County Library Card
Hundreds of free magazines can be read on your computer or tablet

Magazine cover: Good Housekeeping featuring "Cakes and Bakes".

DATE: January 25, 2013
MEDIA CONTACT: Catherine McElrath

PHONE: 954-357-7402
EMAIL: cmcelrath@browardlibrary.org

Broward County Libraries now offers more than 300 digital magazines for free via Zinio Digital Magazine Newsstand. This exciting new service allows readers to view popular magazines or download them to any computer or mobile device. Enjoy the latest issue of a favorite magazine and even subscribe to them to get magazines monthly. Magazines are not checked out  and there are no subscription limits so there is never a need to place a hold or wait to read any magazines. Read the magazines you want, when you want. See the exact features, photos and even ads as well as online extras such as audio, video and live links.

From ESPN to Oprah, Zinio offers a wide range of magazine genres including entertainment, home and garden, sports, lifestyle, fashion and more. Save money by never having to purchase favorite magazines, and because they are digital, there are no worries about damaging the magazine in any way or concerns about storing your favorite back issues. To get started using Zinio, you’ll need a library card and an email account. After registering for Zinio, you can find all your favorite magazines – and try new ones you might not otherwise purchase.

Access the complete online magazine collection at www.broward.org/library/magazines.

For more information, please contact Stephen Grubb, 954-357-7977 or by email at sgrubb@browardlibrary.org.

The award-winning Broward County Libraries Division, founded in 1974, is the ninth largest library system in the nation by population served and one of the busiest, with more than 9 million walk-in customers visiting its 40 locations annually. The library has more than 3.4 million items and 2,000 computers for public use and offers hundreds of events and programs to meet the needs of the Broward County's diverse community. The library continues its strong emphasis on literacy, after-school programs and electronic access. In addition to our comprehensive web site, www.broward.org/library, which provides information about library activities, links to online catalogs, reference information and databases, customers can visit BCL WoW – Broward County Library Without Walls – for free eBooks, music, audiobooks, apps and more. Customers may also follow Libraries on Facebook and Twitter. Libraries Division also administers the services, programs, collections and exhibits of the Historical Commission.

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