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Sunday, July 20, 2014

Popular Magazines Free with Zinio (and your library card!)

Beaches, coffee breaks, waiting rooms, long lines and more are all better with Zinio, the world’s largest newsstand.  Why spend $4 or more to browse your favorite magazine if you can get it (and keep it) for free?

Anytime. Anywhere.

Having a South Brunswick Public Library card entitles you to full digital color copies of your favorite magazines on your computer, tablet, or mobile device using the free Zinio reader app!  Check out as many magazines as you like and keep them as long as you like!  No due dates! No late fees!

What’s the catch? You will need your library card.  That’s it!

Find popular selections including Rolling Stone, Esquire, Newsweek, Weight Watchers, US Weekly, Runners World, Billboard, Women’s Health, Cosmopolitan, Popular Mechanics, National Geographic, and more.  SBPL and other member libraries of LMxAC (Libraries of Middlesex Automation Consortium) offer a collection of 129 magazine titles to chose from absolutely free to library cardholders.

SBPL has partnered with RBdigital from Recorded Books to provide patrons with the Zinio for Libraries service and is compatible with most devices. There are apps for the iPhone®, iPad®, Android™, Kindle Fire™/Fire™ HD, Windows 8, Blackberry® Playbook™, and Nook® HD/HD+. 

Cardholders can browse a full magazine as if leafing through the real deal!  There is no limit to the number of people who can download an issue of a magazine and no complicated checkout or return process.  Once a cardholder downloads a magazine issue it is theirs to keep as long as they want it.

Keep it forever, for free, if that’s what you want.

Begin by setting up your free LMxAC account plus a free Zinio account through a link on our website at or by going directly to  Step-by-step instructions will take you through this quick and easy process.

Your library card number will be needed for verification to create a personalized library collection account with LMxAC.  You will only need your library card the first time.  The process will also ask you to set up a second account, this one will be a Zinio account.  Be aware that Zinio also offers direct sales to the public; a user needs to be in the library’s LMxAC magazine collection site to select from the 129 free titles.
For questions, please call the Information Desk at SBPL at 732-329-4000x7286. 

In addition, the South Brunswick Public Library continues to offer aisles of popular magazines for checkout the old-fashioned way at two locations: our building at 110 Kingston Lane and the Bookmobile, but these magazines are only on loan for a short time and then must be returned to avoid late fees.

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