Multnomah County Library adds e-magazines, indie movies, e-comics

Zinio, IndieFlix and Hoopla Comics offer free popular content

PORTLAND, Ore. — Dec. 18, 2015 — A Multnomah County Library card now delivers access to expanded electronic resources, including popular magazines, independent films and graphic novels.

Patrons can now access Zinio, which offers 174 magazines, including 28 Spanish-language titles. Subscriptions include The New Yorker, The Economist, Martha Stewart Living, National Geographic, Star and OK! magazines. Zinio is accessible through a phone, tablet or web browser. The Zinio for Libraries app (iOS 7.0 and later; Android 4.0.3 and later) allows for offline reading.

The new offerings also include access to IndieFlix, a collection of over 8,000 independent shorts, feature-length films and classic television shows. IndieFlix requires an Internet connection, but patrons can also view content on the Roku and Xbox platforms.

Lastly, the library has added digital comics on the Hoopla platform. Now patrons can access titles from DC, Dark Horse, Image Comics and many more (though not Marvel, presently) in addition to the approximately 285,000 streaming audio and video titles currently available through Hoopla.

See the full suite of electronic resources available on the E-books and more page and visit any Multnomah County Library for help getting started.