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Digital Newsstand Zinio Now Available to St. Pete Library Cardholders

St. Petersburg, Fla. (February 3, 2016) – The St. Petersburg Library System, is pleased to offer Zinio for Libraries, a database offering digital access to popular magazines such as Better Homes and Gardens, US Weekly, The Economist, and American Girl - just a few of the popular titles available.

St. Petersburg announces the launch of this new service, in partnership with the Pinellas Public Library Cooperative and RBdigital from Recorded Books in Prince Frederick, MD. Described as the world’s largest newsstand, Zinio, was awarded Best New Database of 2012 by Library Journal

Patrons of the St. Petersburg Library System now 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.

Zinio for Libraries can be accessed through the library’s website, www.splibraries.org, or directly through our Zinio for Libraries portal at https://www.rbdigital.com/pplcfl/service/zinio. Patrons must enter their 14-digit library card number and PIN for access. Call 727-893-7724 for assistance or more information.

The St. Petersburg Library System offers this service as a part of its 5E Community Development Initiative, a method to enhance the provision of resources, services, and programs focused on the Economy, Ecology, Equity, Efficiency and Engagement of our community.

ABOUT YOUR ST. PETERSBURG LIBRARY:  St. Petersburg’s Library System provides library resources to meet the educational, recreational, cultural, intellectual and social needs of its diverse community. It operates seven community libraries, including the Main Library, North Community Library, South Community Library, West Community Library, Johnson Community Library, Mirror Lake Community Library and a micro-library at Childs Park. For more information, visit www.splibraries.org.

ABOUT RECORDED BOOKS:  Recorded Books is the largest independent publisher of unabridged audiobooks and provider of digital media to consumer, retail, professional, school, library and infotainment markets. The company owns an exclusive catalog of more than 22,000 audiobook titles narrated by professional, award-winning actors. Recorded Books provides digital audiobooks and eBooks, as well as other compelling third-party content, including digital magazines and films, through its proprietary RBdigital Gateway platform. The Company operates in the United Kingdom through its W.F. Howes subsidiary and in Australia through its Wavesound subsidiary. Recorded Books was founded in 1979 and is headquartered in Prince Frederick, MD. For more information, visit www.recordedbooks.com.

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