Great news! Subscribe to digital copies of your favorite magazines as a free service of the Hancock County Public Library. Using your computer, smart phone or tablet, select from the library's digital magazine collection. (Get there from the library's "online resources" page.)
Flip through vivid, full-color magazine pages identical to the print version--only better. Unlike the library's paper copies, digital magazines can be viewed by many people at the same time and include links, audio/video features, and a clickable index.
Important! Here's how it works:
- First-time users log on from the library's website using a browser (not app). You'll enter your email address and library card number.
- Click a magazine cover to start your subscription. The link takes you to Zinio's commercial site to create a separate, personal account at no cost. You'll need a Zinio.com account to manage and read your magazines. (You are not required to give personal or financial information--only your name, email, and password.)
- To avoid confusion, Zinio suggests using the same password for both log-ins.
- You must use the same email address for both the library and Zinio accounts. Look for email verification in your inbox from "Zinio USA Customer Support."
- Free subscriptions are always initiated from the library's collection, then accessed or downloaded from your Zinio.com account.
- Look for new issues in the Hancock County Public Library's collection (under "online resources"). From there, clicking on the next issue adds it to your Zinio.com viewer account. Notification is sent by email for any new issue you have selected.
- And yes! Back issues of the same magazine will still be available.
- Zinio works on a PC, Mac, iPhone, iPad, Android and Blackberry Playbook. Kindle is not officially supported.
- eBook Readers without a browser are not compatible. Nook Color and Nook Tablet owners may use the browser to connect and read magazines online.
Watch the How to Use Zinio video now.
Click here to view the User Guide.