You can now check out magazines through www.dbrl.org. The Daniel Boone Regional Library is subscribed to 101 digital editions of publications that library cardholders can read for free.
“Our goal is to provide the same services through our digital branch as we offer in our buildings and bookmobiles,” said Melissa Carr, DBRL director. “By adding this service, we are another step closer to that goal, and it lets a larger number of our patrons in Boone and Callaway Counties use their library.” Currently, people can check out eBooks, get a library card, place holds, get homework help, take a class and learn a language through the digital branch.
“To decide which magazines to subscribe to for our online collection, we examined which titles were the most popular at our facilities,” said DBRL’s Collection Manager Doyne McKenzie. “We will monitor use of this service and may add or take away publications based on what patrons want to read.” The magazine categories include arts, business, fashion, finance, health, news, parenting, sports, technology and more.
To use this service, you need an active DBRL library card, which adults can apply for online. Multiple readers can check out the same magazine at the same time, and you can keep magazines on your computer or mobile device as long as you wish. The service is PC and Mac compatible. Apps are available for Android, Blackberry, iPhone/iPad, Kindle Fire, NookHD, PC or Mac and Windows 8 devices.
McKenzie added, “People can view the complete magazine as it appears on the newsstand with the added bonus of interactive elements such as audio and video.” The library’s magazine service is through Zinio, a digital magazine provider.
The Zinio service is available to patrons through the generosity of the Friends of the Columbia Public Library.
You can set up your accounts and get started here.
- To access digital magazines through the DBRL collection, patrons must always first go to the DBRL digital magazines page to browse and subscribe to magazines (the DBRL collection cannot be accessed by going to the main Zinio site initially).
- The Zinio Reader App cannot be used to check out magazines. Browsing the collection and subscribing to magazines must be done using a web browser on a computer, tablet or mobile device.