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Boston Public Library Expands Free Digital Magazine Offerings

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Acquired titles include the New Yorker, Bon Appétit, Wiredmags

Boston Public Library expanded its free digital magazine service by adding publications in a variety of genres; including the New Yorker, Wired, and Bon Appétit, as well as Architectural Digest, Brides, Condé Nast Traveler, and GQ. More than 130 magazines are available in English, Spanish, Chinese, Vietnamese, and Portuguese, with a new option to filter by language. Library cardholders can now also request a weekly email notification when new issues of favorite magazines are available to download.

Boston Public Library began offering this popular digital magazine service in September 2013. Known as “Zinio,” the service is compatible with smartphones, tablets, and computers and features full-color magazines with intuitive navigation, keyword article search, and interactive audio and video elements. Library users log in with their Boston Public Library card and then create a library collection account and a Zinio.com reader account. In addition, users have the option of downloading a Zinio app.

All titles are available for simultaneous access with no waiting periods or limits on number of checkouts. More information on the digital magazine service, along with “getting started” tips and check-out guides, is available on the Boston Public Library website at www.bpl.org/collections/zinio.htm.

About BOSTON PUBLIC LIBRARY
Boston Public Library has a Central Library, twenty-four branches, map center, business library, and a website filled with digital content and services. Established in 1848, the Boston Public Library has pioneered public library service in America. It was the first large free municipal library in the United States, the first public library to lend books, the first to have a branch library, and the first to have a children’s room. Each year, the Boston Public Library hosts thousands of programs and serves millions of people. All of its programs and exhibitions are free and open to the public. At the Boston Public Library, books are just the beginning. To learn more, visit www.bpl.org.

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