Local libraries now offering free digital magazine service

The Whatcom County Library System has partnered with the Bellingham Public Library to offer patrons free digital magazine downloads through a new service called Zinio.

The service allows users to download full digital copies of a variety of popular magazines, including Newsweek, Consumer Reports, ESPN The Magazine, Car & Driver, Family Circle, Good Housekeeping, Elle and The Oprah Magazine. Digital versions, which are available to patrons at any time, can be read on a computer, tablet or smartphone with a free app from Zinio.

The two libraries have 100 subscriptions available for readers covering a variety of topics, including sports, arts and crafts, lifestyle, world politics, and others.

Both libraries also offer training on how to use the Zinio service.

More information: for Bellingham Public Library patrons, visit www.bellinghampubliclibrary.org/quicklinks/downloads/index.aspx or call 360-778-7323, Ext. 3; for Whatcom County Library System patrons, visit www.wcls.org/zinio-faq or call 360-384-3150.

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