GI Library offers more reading materials online

Published: Feb. 12, 2021 at 6:41 PM CST
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GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (KSNB) - The Grand Island Public Library is keeping up with the times. Recently they just digitized 3,000 magazines to their online databases.

Library card holders can now access these materials on their devices free-of-charge. Before the library had paper and digital copies combined, but they decided to transition more magazines online because the world is headed in that direction.

“Right now we’re finding that a lot of things are going to digital like our magazines or paper versions,” Library Director Celine Swan said. “A lot of the companies are not putting magazines out. They’re changing the way they do business by offering them online.”

The library also said people are choosing to read more online out of convenience, especially during the pandemic.

“I think people choose carefully where they want to go out to,” Swan said. “I know the library’s the spot for a lot of people, but there’s still a lot of people that like to stay home and get online and read e-books, and magazines will just be one more thing that they can use at home, one more tool in their tool belt for reading and literacy, especially right now when it’s super cold outside.”

People interested in reading these materials will need their library card and four digit pin number. They also will have to either download the Libby app on their devices or visit the library’s website to get access.

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