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OverDrive magazines are back!

OverDrive magazines

OverDrive magazines are back! You now have access to 50 different magazine titles through OverDrive with your Chatham County library card. Check out The Atlantic, Popular Mechanics, HGTV Magazine, Yoga Journal, OK!, Newsweek, Clean Eating, and many more! These checkouts do not count against your usual loan limits for eBooks and audiobooks. Access the magazine collection through a web browser at https://e-inc.overdrive.com, or with the Libby or OverDrive apps. Need help getting started? Call the reference desk at 545-8086.


Did you know you can check out back issues of magazines?

You may know that the Chatham Community Library has the latest issues of many popular magazines, but did you know that we also keep back issues? And did you know that most of those back issues are available to check out?

The most current issue of most magazines we keep (with some exceptions, like Consumer Reports) are displayed in binders on the rack behind the “second fireplace” on the north side of the library. What some folks don’t know is that the display shelves tilt up to reveal back issues of those same magazines going back as far as a year.

We want everyone to have an equal crack at the most current issues of the library’s magazines, so they don’t leave the building. However, when issues are no longer current they move to the “secret panel” and are available for checkout (again, with the exception of Consumer Reports, which we guard like platinum nuggets — ask for these at the reference desk).

Come have a sit in our comfy chairs to peruse the latest editions of National Geographic or Good Housekeeping, and take as many as twenty-five back issues home to read in the comfort of your own living room!

Did you know you can download free digital magazines?

ZinioYou may know that the library offers access to free eBooks, but did you know that you can also download free digital magazines? Zinio provides access to over 70 popular titles that you can read on computers, smartphones, and tablets.  Digital magazines offer full-color, page-for-page copies of issues, with simple navigation, keyword searching, and even some interactive audio and video. Best of all, you can keep titles as long as you like, and there is no limit to the number of magazines you can download!

To start using Zinio, visit the library’s website (www.chathamlibraries.org) and click on the Online Resources link in the navigation menu. Look for the Zinio link under the eBooks, eAudiobooks, & Magazines heading.  From the Zinio site, you can browse the library’s collection, which includes:

  • Cook’s Illustrated
  • Country Living
  • Dwell
  • The Economist
  • Martha Stewart Living
  • Mental Floss
  • Mother Earth News
  • National Geographic
  • O, The Oprah Magazine
  • Rolling Stone

You will need to use your library card to create a personal Zinio account. Simply click the Create New Account link in the upper right corner of the screen and follow the prompts.

Once you sign in to your account, select a magazine title, then click the Checkout button for the issue you would like to download. You can begin reading immediately in your computer’s browser.  To read on a mobile device, download the Zinio app.  Apps are available for the iPhone, iPad, Kindle Fire, and Android devices. (Please note that you will need to register for an account on your computer or in a browser on your mobile device, not from within the app.)

Need help getting started with Zinio?  Join us on August 26th at 3:00 pm for a Zinio class.  Can’t make it then?  Call the reference desk at 919-545-8086 for assistance.

Resource of the Month: Zinio

zinioZINIO provides magazines in digital form, free from your library, to read on smartphones, tablets, and computers!  E-zines offer full-color, page-for-page copies of popular magazines, with easy to use navigation, keyword searching, and even some interactive audio and video.

To start using Zinio, visit the library’s website, www.chathamlibraries.org, and click on the Zinio link.  This will take you to the catalog of available magazines:

  • American Craft
  • Cloth Paper Scissors
  • Dwell
  • Kiplinger’s Personal Finance
  • Martha Stewart Living
  • Mental Floss
  • National Geographic Traveler
  • Newsweek
  • OWL
  • PC Magazine Digital Edition
  • Pets
  • Popular Mechanics
  • Scholastic Parent & Child
  • TV y Novelas USA
  • Utne Reader
  • Vanidades USA
  • Yoga Journal

Choose a magazine, and click on the cover.  For your first magazine only, you will need your library card number to create two accounts:  one for RB Digital, specific to Chatham County Public library’s service, plus one for reading in Zinio.  Please be sure to use the same email address for both accounts.

Once you have an account, you will be able to read e-zines in your computer’s browser.  To read on a mobile device, download the Zinio app.  Zinio apps are available for your computer, iPhone, iPad, Android device, Kindle Fire, and Blackberry.  Once a magazine is downloaded to your device, it’s yours to keep!

Click here to go directly to Chatham County Public Library’s Zinio Collection.

Need help getting started with Zinio?  Come to the library’s reference desk for help, or call 919-545-8086 to make an appointment.