April 2015

eBranch · Magazines

Enjoy digital copies of your favorite magazines on your computer or mobile device 24/7!

Digital Magazine Services Comparison Chart

Details Zinio Overdrive Flipster Magazines
What kind of materials are in the collection? Current and back issues of magazines. Current issues of magazines. Current and back issues of magazines.
Is special software needed to read the magazines on my computer? No, Zinio Magazines can read in a web browser. Yes, Overdrive magazines can only be read in the Nook app or on Nook tablets. No, Flipster Magazines can read in a web browser.
Are apps available for my mobile device? Yes, the Zinio for Libraries app for iOS, Android, and Kindle Fire devices. The first time you log into the app, you must link your app to your Zinio for Libraries site account. Use the same email address and password you used to create your account on the Library's Zinio website. Yes, the Nook app for iOS, Android, and Windows 8 devices. First-time users will need to create a free account with Barnes & Noble. Yes, the Flipster app for the iPad, Android, and Kindle Fire tablets.
What devices are compatible with the collections? PCs, Macs, iOS, Android, and Kindle Fire/HD/HDX devices. A list of supported devices is available here. PCs, Macs, iPad, Android, and Kindle Fire tablets
Will I need my library card?* No. However, first-time users must create an account on the Library's Zinio website. Yes and your PIN . Your card must be in good standing. Yes and your PIN .
How many titles can be checked out at a time? Unlimited checkouts 40 Unlimited checkouts
How long is the loan period? No due dates; you can keep the magazines as long you'd like. No due dates; you can keep the magazines as long you'd like. Checkout periods range from 2 days, 7 days on select publications, and unlimited days on others.
Can I place holds on titles? Zinio magazines are always available; you don't have to place holds on them. Overdrive magazines are always available; you don't have to place holds on them. Flipster magazines are always available; you don't have to place holds on them.
Can titles be renewed? No due dates; you can keep the magazines as long you'd like. No due dates; you can keep the magazines as long you'd like. No due dates; you can keep the magazines as long you'd like.
Can I accumulate overdue fines? No overdue fines; the titles never expire. No overdue fines; the titles never expire. No overdue fines; the titles never expire.
What if I have technical questions or problems? See the Help section of the Zinio website and our New User Guide for Zinio magazines. You can also contact the Library's Virtual Information Center by phone (513-369-6900) or email. See the Getting Started section of the Overdrive website. You can also contact the Library's Virtual Information Center by phone (513-369-6900) or email. See the Help section of the Flipster website. You can also contact the Library's Virtual Information Center by phone (513-369-6900) or email.

*The Library now offers "downloadable only" library cards.