Palmer Public Library Launches Digital Magazine Service

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Palmer Public Library in partnership with RBdigital from Recorded Books launches Zinio, a digital magazine service offering multi-user access to popular publications.

Palmer Public Library (Palmer, MA), in partnership with RBdigital Recorded Books (Prince Frederick, MD), is pleased to announce the availability of Zinio for Libraries. Awarded Best New Database of 2012 by Library Journal, Zinio is the world’s largest newsstand, offering multi-user access to popular publications.

Through the library’s website, patrons of Palmer Public Library have unlimited multi-user access to complete digital magazines, which can easily be viewed on most Internet-enabled devices inside or outside of the library. 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,” “Martha Stewart Living,” “O, The Oprah Magazine,” “Popular Science” and “Seventeen” are just a few of the popular titles that are available.

“It was so easy to set up my Zinio accounts,” said Dorene Miller, Palmer Public Library Director. “In less than 30 seconds, I had typed in my information, checked out Mental Floss, and started reading an article about the use of suffixes in creating new words. Patrons are already enjoying the benefits of our Zinio collection, and the library is very pleased to bring this new technology to the Town of Palmer!”

Please see a library staff member at Palmer Public Library for more information on how to access this service, or go to

About Recorded Books

Recorded Books, LLC is a leading provider of library services around the world, one of the largest independent producer of unabridged audiobooks, and a distributor of other audio products. Recorded Books delivers its products as both physical media (CDs and Playaway digital players) and via OneClickdigital, a downloading service featuring eBooks and professionally narrated English- and Spanish-language audiobooks for adults, children and young adults. Through RBdigital, Recorded Books also offers a host of educational and entertainment services, including digital magazines, language-learning programs, software training, and database services. Recorded Books is a division of Haights Cross Communications. For more information, visit

About Zinio

Zinio is the world’s largest newsstand and bookstore. With its many digital products and services, Zinio creates better ways for people to discover published content, get more of it and do more with it. Now, readers can purchase content once to be read on any screen. Zinio provides the ability to shop for, search inside, read, share and save digital content in 23 local newsstands in any country in the world. Through the ZINIO UNITY™ reading platform, readers can move seamlessly within each publication page between text, interactive graphics, animated illustrations, videos and much more. Offering hundreds of thousands of the best digital titles, Zinio’s e-stores and applications are revolutionizing reading. Founded in 2001 and privately held, Zinio is headquartered in San Francisco and has offices in New York, London, Paris, Barcelona and Taipei. For more information, visit

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