(See this press release on the City of Apache Junction website here.)
The Apache Junction Public Library is pleased to announce the availability of Zinio for Libraries, an online newsstand offering access to thousands of magazines and news publications for library users.
“It is a wonderful new service,” said Spencer Paden, Apache Junction Library Director. “With Zinio, you can access 180 complete digital magazines that can be easily viewed on any internet-enabled device inside or outside the library.”
The electronic magazine format is entirely faithful to its hard-copy format. Page 41 of the hard-copy edition of National Geographic should look exactly like the electronic version viewed through the library’s Zinio service.
Zinio digitally recreates each magazine page by page, including full color pictures and text, while adding keyword article search and interactive elements such as audio and video. Consumer Reports, Good Housekeeping, National Geographic, Car & Driver, Arizona Highways and Readers’ Digest are just some of the popular titles available.
A library card is the key to accessing Zinio through the Apache Junction Library website at www.ajpl.org. Patrons will need to create a free password-protected Zinio account and download the Zinio application to begin enjoying complete digital issues of popular magazines. The Zinio application works on Apple and Android devices as well as PC and Mac.
Described as “the world’s largest newsstand,” Zinio earned the Best New Database of 2012 Award by Library Journal.
Zinio is supported with funds granted by the Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records, a division of the Arizona Secretary of State, with Library Services and Technology Act funds which are administered by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
Please contact the library staff for more information on how to access this service. If you have difficulties accessing Zinio, call (480) 474-8555 or visit your AJ library at 1177 North Idaho Road, Apache Junction.