Library Now Offers Wednesday Walk-Up Assistance for Zinio and Library2Go

LibraryAccess to online content at public libraries has exploded in the last few years, and the Chetco Library is no exception. In addition to our vast physical collection of books, magazines, and audiobooks at our building on Alder Street, we have been able to provide the community access to digital content on their tablets, smartphones, and home computers as well.

Our Library2Go service brings your favorite authors to your fingertips at any time and at any place by offering eBooks and audiobooks for download.  We have also recently started offering Zinio to our patrons, a service which allows you to browse and read a collection of more than 50 popular magazines in full-color on any device with an internet connection.

LY5052_Zinio_WebBannerBoth Zinio and Library2Go are compatible on most major devices, whether you’re browsing on an Android phone, an iPad, a Kindle, or your home computer. The technology is amazing, but each device operates a little bit differently and new models are released constantly, so we know that figuring out how to get the most of these services can sometimes seem a bit daunting.

We want you to get the most out of your library, and we want to make using our online resources as easy as possible. With that in mind, our librarians are here to help! Starting this week, a librarian will be available at the front desk every Wednesday from 11 AM to 1 PM to offer walk-up assistance to anyone who needs help using Library2Go or Zinio. Simply bring the device you would like to use these services on, your library card, and your questions. 

If you can’t make it to the library during that time, don’t worry! Simply call us at 541-469-7738, send us an email, or visit the front desk to make a one-on-one appointment with a librarian that works for your schedule. Bring your device and your library card to your appointment; we’ll walk you through the steps of setting up and using Zinio and Library2Go and answer any questions you may have.

Our Digital Collection Just Got Bigger: Read Magazines Online with Zinio for Libraries!

Zinio - The World's Largest NewstandThe library is excited to announce the launch of Zinio for Libraries, an online collection of more than fifty popular magazines! Starting today, anyone with a library card can browse for and download complete color issues of many of the nation’s most popular periodicals to their desktop computer, smartphone, or tablet. The collection spans a variety of genres and includes such titles as Newsweek, Better Homes and Gardens, Vanity Fair, National Geographic, ESPN, and much more!

Here’s how to start browsing and downloading magazines today:

1. First, have your library card ready. You’ll need the number on the back of your card to create your Zinio account. You can click on the Zinio banner on the side bar or find it, or you can find the banner on our Collections page. This will take you to Zinio’s login screen.

2. Once you are on Zinio’s login screen, click on “Create New Account” in the upper right hand corner. A box will appear asking for your library card number. Enter the number on the back of your library card, omitting any spaces between the numbers. Once you’ve entered your library card number, Zinio will ask for your name, an email address and password to be associated with the account. A personal email address is required to create a Zinio account.

3. Select “Curry County Libraries- Oregon” from the dropdown menu of available libraries. Click “Continue.”

If you plan on only viewing magazines on a desktop computer, then you are ready to start downloading! However, if you plan on reading your magazines on a smartphone or tablet, Zinio’s app must be downloaded to your device.

Downloading Zinio on an Android or Apple device:

You can find instructions on downloading Zinio’s app for a variety of devices below. Simply click on one of the links below to view instructions specific to your smartphone or tablet:

Logging onto your Zinio app:

When you open your Zinio app on a smartphone or tablet, it will ask you to log in. Follow the instructions below to log in to the library’s collection:

1. Select “United States” as the country.

2. Select “Maryland” as the state. This is because multiple libraries across the country use this magazine collection, not just libraries in Oregon.

3. Select “Popular 50eMagazine Collection” as the library name.

4. Enter your email and password.

If you need additional help downloading or using Zinio, please visit our reference or circulation desk—our staff is happy to assist you!

 We hope you enjoy this new service!