Pierce County Library customers can now download popular magazines, music albums, movies and television shows through two new services—free with a Pierce County Library card.
Zinio, the library’s first-ever magazine download service, offers readers current and back issues of popular magazines. Titles include Martha Stewart Living, Rolling Stone, Esquire, Men’s Health, Forbes, Every Day with Rachel Ray, and more—84 titles in all. There are no waiting lists and no lending periods; people can keep the magazines forever if they like. And, there’s no limit to the number of magazines that can be downloaded at once. Read on a computer or on a mobile device via Zinio’s Apple and Android apps. USA Today named Zinio one of its Best Apps for 2013.
Music, movies and TV shows (Hoopla)
The library replaced its free music download service, Freegal, with a service called Hoopla. With a Pierce County Library card, customers can now access more than 300,000 albums, including alternative, dance, jazz, punk, reggae and rock. With the library’s former music service, customers were limited to single song downloads. The new service offers the entire album for download. There are no waiting lists and no late fees. Download albums immediately and enjoy them for seven days. Titles automatically return after the lending period is over. Unlike the library’s previous music service, customers are no longer allowed to keep music downloads.
The library added movies and TV shows to the Hoopla experience. With a library card, customers can choose from more than 6,000movies and television shows of all types and from all eras. As with music downloads, there are no waiting lists and no late fees. Start streaming immediately or download to a computer or mobile device for later viewing (get the Hoopla app from an app store). Enjoy movie and TV show selections within three days. Titles automatically return after the lending period is over.
Through Hoopla, each library card holder can check out a total of eight items per month—music, movies and TV shows combined.