Roberta La Monaca, Director of Library Services


WELCOME TO

PROSSER PUBLIC LIBRARY

1 TUNXIS AVENUE, BLOOMFIELD, CT 06002

 

Bloomfield's Prosser Public Library and P. Faith McMahon Wintonbury Library
are committed to enriching our community by providing opportunities to
acquire information and education while fostering inspiration and imagination.

 

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Digital Magazines


Zinio

Zinio is a digital magazine service through which Bloomfield library patrons can access a variety of magazines from the library's digital collection for free!


Digital Magazines Available
 

Apple Magazine

Food Network Magazine

Popular Science

Car and Driver

Martha Stewart Living

Prevention

Cosmopolitan

Men's Journal

Reader's Digest

Economist

National Geographic Interactive

Rolling Stone

Family Circle

O, The Oprah Magazine

US Weekly

Family Handyman

PC Magazine

VIV Magazine

How it Works

  • Bloomfield residents with a valid library card will need to complete a one-time setup process, during which you will be creating TWO accounts:
     

    • Account #1: Library Collection
      Validates you as an active Bloomfield library card holder and gives you access to the library's digital magazine collection. You will use this account to borrow magazines from the library, and will need to access this account through a web browser, not the Zino app.
       

    • Account #2: Zinio Account
      Creates a personal Zinio account which enables you to read and manage your magazine issues on your computer or mobile device. When you click on a magazine in the library collection (Account #1), it will open a new tab and prompt you to create/log in to your Zinio account. To add magazines titles to your Zinio account, click the "Return to Library Collection" tab and select a magazine, which automatically gets added to your Zinio account.
       

  • Click here for the Zinio Patron User Guide to learn more about how Zinio works - highly recommended for first-time users.
     

  • You will be able to check out as many magazines as you wish and keep them in your personal Zinio account (Account #2) for as long as you wish.
     

  • In your Zinio account, click on a magazine and the Zinio digital magazine reader will open automatically on your computer, or you may download the Zinio app for iPad, iPhone, Android, Kindle Fire (click here for information on Kindle Fire app), and Blackberry Playbook to read magazine content on a mobile device.

Free Music!


Freegal Music

Freegal Music is a music download service that offers millions of songs from thousands of artists. Each patron can download 3 songs per week, and the music files are free and yours to keep!

How it Works

  • Freegal Music is a free music service offered to Bloomfield residents with a valid library card. You will need your library card number to log in.
     

  • Each patron can download 3 songs per week, and has the ability to listen to a 30-second clip of each song before making a selection.
     

  • Music files are MP3s, compatible with portable devices/PCs/Macs, and do not contain DRM (Digital Rights Management), meaning you keep the music you download.
     

  • A free app for Freegal Music is available to download music straight to a device, and includes the ability to create playlists! Search for "Freegal" in you app store.
     

  • Click here for FAQ to learn more about how Freegal Music works - highly recommended for first-time users.

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E-Books & Audio Books


Freading E-Books

Freading E-Books offers thousands of titles from dozens of publishers. All the titles are available all the time - there is no waiting in line to download an e-book!

How it Works

  • Freading E-Books is a free e-book service offered to Bloomfield residents with a valid library card. You will need your library card number to log in.
     

  • Each patron receives 5 tokens per week, which accrue for four weeks, and then the cycle starts over.
     

  • Each e-book is allotted a token value of 1, 2, or 4 tokens (some renewals require an additional token).
     

  • Some e-readers (including Nook) require Adobe Digital Editions software to download the e-book and then transfer it to your device via USB cable. (Click here to download Adobe Digital Editions for FREE). The e-book opens directly into Adobe Digital Editions.
     

  • A free app for Freading E-Books is available on some devices! Search for "Freading" in your app store.
     

  • Click here for FAQ to learn how to use Freading E-Books with your e-reader - highly recommended for first-time users.



 


OverDrive E-Books & Audio Books

OverDrive offers downloadable e-books and audio books free to Bloomfield library card holders.

Visit the OverDrive Help page to learn more about using OverDrive with your device.

(Click here to download Adobe Digital Editions for FREE).
 



 


OneClickDigital Audio Books & E-Books

OneClickDigital offers downloadable audio books and e-books free to library cardholders in the state of Connecticut, and is provided through iCONN, a service of the Connecticut State Library.
 


Free E-Books Online

Links to online resources that offer free e-books:

Project Gutenberg: http://www.gutenberg.org/

Google Books: http://books.google.com/
 

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E-Reader / Tablet Resources


Apple Products

Apple Product Manuals
 

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