Glenside Library readers can borrow magazines and more through the Libby reading app

  • Glenside Public Library is now open with social distancing rules, but patrons are also offered over 3,000 digital magazines alongside e-books and audiobooks on Libby, a one-tap reading app.

    Glenside Public Library is now open with social distancing rules, but patrons are also offered over 3,000 digital magazines alongside e-books and audiobooks on Libby, a one-tap reading app. Courtesy of Glenside Public Library

 
 
Updated 2/8/2021 12:49 PM

Glenside Public Library District in Glendale Heights recently announced that over 3,000 popular magazines are now available to download and read on any device 24/7.

For the first time, users with a library card can read digital magazines alongside e-books and audiobooks on Libby, the award-winning one-tap reading app from OverDrive, or by visiting dlil.overdrive.com. Top titles include Reader's Digest, Newsweek, HGTV Magazine, and many other popular publications supplied by ZINIO (previously available through the RBdigital app).

 

"We're proud to deliver a new way to engage more readers," said Public Services Manager Jill Martorano. "We've worked hard to include a wide range of magazine subscriptions to provide an enjoyable experience for all."

Digital magazines have no wait lists or holds, do not count toward checkout limits and provide readers the option to renew their selections. Glenside Public Library District patrons can also download magazines to Libby for offline use. Readers can browse lists of magazines within the app and search by format to find available titles.

Named one of PCMag's Best Free Software of 2019 and one of Popular Mechanics' 20 Best Apps of the Decade, Libby seamlessly connects first-time users and experienced readers with the popular digital collections of libraries.

These tailored collections offer e-books, audiobooks and magazines including bestsellers and new releases in a variety of topics. Readers of all ages can select from virtually every subject ranging from mystery, romance, children's, business and more.

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Readers may browse Glenside Public Library's digital collection, instantly borrow titles and start reading or listening for free with a valid library card. This service is compatible with all major computers and devices, iPhone, iPad, Android phones and tablets and Chromebook. Through Libby, readers can also "send to Kindle" (U.S. only). All titles will automatically expire at the end of the lending period and there are no late fees. Readers can also download titles onto Libby for offline use.

To get started enjoying magazines, e-books and audiobooks, download Libby or visit dlil.overdrive.com.

The Glenside Public Library District shares a world of imagination and information with patrons of all ages and cultures. For more information, visit www.glensidepld.org.

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