Friday, December 04, 2020

Murfreesboro, TN – December 4, 2020 – Rutherford County Library System (RCLS) is pleased to announce that over 2,500 popular magazines in English and Spanish are now available to download and read on any device 24/7. Users with a library card can read digital magazines alongside ebooks and audiobooks on Libby, the award-winning one-tap reading app from OverDrive, or by visiting https://reads.overdrive.com. Top titles include Garden and Gun and The New Yorker and many other popular publications supplied by ZINIO (previously available through the RBdigital app).

“We are thrilled to see added digital content available for our patrons through the Tennessee Regional eBook and Audio Download System,” says RCLS Director of Libraries Rita Shacklett.

Digital magazines have no wait lists or holds, do not count towards checkout limits and provide readers the option to renew their selections. RCLS 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 ebooks, 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.

Readers may browse TN R.E.A.D.S.’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®” [US 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, ebooks and audiobooks, download Libby or visit https://reads.overdrive.com.

Linebaugh Public Library is located at 105 W. Vine St. in Murfreesboro. Smyrna Public Library is located at 400 Enon Springs Rd. West in Smyrna. Eagleville Bicentennial Public Library is located at 317 Hwy 99E in Eagleville. MGL Library is located inside Patterson Park Community Center at 521 Mercury Blvd. in Murfreesboro. The Technology Engagement Center is located at 306 Minerva Drive. Explore, Imagine, Engage through RCLS. For more information, call 615-893-4131 or visit www.rclstn.org.