More than 50 top magazines from Britain and around the world – including the rock music “bible” Rolling Stone, Amateur Photographer, Cosmopolitan, Horse and Hound, and Hello – are being made available free to members of North Yorkshire’s libraries.
North Yorkshire County Council’s Library and Information Service is launching a new online digital magazine service which enables members to read the latest editions of their favourite magazines on their computers, tablets or smartphones.
The new service, provided through the Zinio eMagazine website, will also be available to library members who don’t have their own IT equipment, through the public computers at local libraries.
Membership of North Yorkshire’s library service is also free, and can be completed either online through the county council’s website, or by calling in at any library.
County Councillor Chris Metcalfe, Executive Member for Library and Information Services said:
We are committed to making our library services more widely accessible, relevant, and even better value for money.
In so many ways, digital is the way forward and this excellent new free service will give more and more people the opportunity to enjoy their favourite magazines online, and free
Library members can access the service by visiting www.rbdigital.com/northyorkshire/zinio, and creating an account using their personal library membership numbers.
Titles available also include New Scientist, the New York Review of Books, Classic and Sports Car, Homes and Gardens, Ideal Home, Country Living, Newsweek, Marie Claire, BBC Good Food, Gramophone, and Digital SLR Photography.
Zinio eMagazine is just one of a number of digital services offered in North Yorkshire’s libraries. Others include e-books, digital newspapers and online information resources such as Who’s Who. In addition family history resources are available from library PCs and include Ancestry and Find My Past.