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Library offers online access to magazines

Phoenix Public Library has launched a new service, providing free online access to more than 290 popular magazines in English and Spanish. The service is available to customers with a Phoenix Public Library card.

To get started, visit phoenixpublic library.org and click on “magazines & newspapers.” A link to more detailed information about Zinio, the library partner providing the service, is located near the bottom of the page.

Library cardholders will be asked to create a Zinio account separate from their library account. Magazines may be viewed online using a browser or offline using software that can be downloaded from Zinio. Once downloaded, magazines can be viewed without an Internet connection.

Zinio makes apps available for reading magazines on iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire and HP’s Touchpad. Currently, the service is not compatible with Windows Mobile, Blackberry (or other PDAs) or reading devices such as the Sony Reader, Nook or Kindle (original).

Phoenix Public Library cards are free to residents of Maricopa County and may be obtained at any library location. For more information, call 602-262-4636 or visit phoenixpubliclibrary.org.

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