eMagazines and eMusic Now Available at White County Public Libraries

The White County Regional Library System has recently  added eMagazine and eMusic digital download services to their library  website, whitecountylibraries.org.  These new digital services  complement the eBook and eAudiobook download services already available  to library patrons on the website.

Digital magazines are offered through Zinio for Libraries  with subscriptions purchased from Recorded Books. Awarded Best New Database  of 2012 by Library  Journal, Zinio is the world’s largest newsstand, offering multi-user  access to popular publications.  Since August 1, 2013 library members  of all White County public libraries have unlimited simultaneous access  to 42 digital magazine subscriptions, which can easily be viewed on  most Internet-enabled devices inside or outside of the library. Access  is free to library users and requires only that they have an email address  and a library card in good standing.  Zinio’s unique technology  digitally recreates a magazine page for page, including full color pictures,  intuitive navigation, key word article search and interactive elements  such as audio and video. Family Handyman, Good Housekeeping, National Geographic, Popular Mechanics, Reader’s Digest, Seventeen and Taste of Home are just a few of the popular titles available.  Downloaded copies may be kept by the user permanently—they do not  expire, unlike the downloaded copies of ebooks or eAudiobooks.

A second new digital service called Freegal™ offers  free download access that includes over 7 million songs from over 28,000 labels  (including Sony Music’s catalog of legendary artists) that originate  in over 80 countries. With a library card in good standing, library  users may download up to 3 songs per week. Like emagazines, these downloads  may be kept permanently by the user.

Please see a library staff member at any branch of  the White County Regional Library System for more information on how to access these new digital services  or go to whitecountylibraries.org. Branches include the Searcy Public  Library, Baldwin Memorial Library(Judsonia), Lyda Miller Public Library(Bald  Knob), Beebe Public Library, Pangburn Public Library, Bradford Public  Library, and the Rose Bud Public Library.