12 20, 2020

Read the world with PressReader

By |2020-12-20T06:00:57-05:00December 20, 2020|

pr-libraries-digital-signage-en-nov2020You can now read thousands of newspapers and magazines from around the world with your Mentor Public Library card and our newest digital service, PressReader.

Read publications from hundreds of countries in dozens of languages! All you’ll need is your library card number and PIN.

There are three ways to access PressReader’s enormous catalog: our website, PressReader’s website, or the PressReader app.

Screen Shot 2020-12-17 at 12.10.02 PMTo visit PressReader from our site, you can click on the link on our front page or databases index and start browsing immediately. If you visit PressReader’s site directly, you’ll need to search for Mentor Public Library, and then put in your library card number and PIN before you can begin browsing.

Finally, you can use PressReader’s app, which is available for Apple, Android, Microsoft, and Amazon devices. Once again, you’ll need to enter your library (that’s us), your library card number, and PIN to sign into the app. You’ll also need an email address to create a profile.

That’s all you need to start browsing periodicals from all over the globe! So start browsing!

By the way, the PIN you need is the same one you use to access your account on our website. If you don’t know your PIN, it’s probably the last four digits of the phone number that we have on record for you. If there’s no phone number on your account, the PIN will be a 4- digit code using your birth month and day. (For example, 0824 for a birthdate of August 24.) If your account has no phone number or birth date, your temporary password will be CHANGEME. Once a PIN is assigned, you can change yours to anything you wish once you sign into your account online.

08 18, 2019

Borrowing magazines on OverDrive

By |2019-08-18T15:12:57-04:00August 18, 2019|

You already know that you can borrow ebooks and audiobooks from OverDrive with your library card. (More than ever, now that we’ve joined CLEVNET.)

You may even know that you can use OverDrive to stream videos to your favorite device.

But did you know that you can use OverDrive to read current and back issues of your favorite magazine? It’s true! You can borrow digital editions of Popular Science, Gourmet, HGTV, Reader’s Digest, O The Oprah Magazine and more for free.

You can “check out” as many as issues as you want and read them at their convenience for the next 21 days. You can access them via desktop or the OverDrive or Libby apps. (The apps are free from the Google Play and Apple stores.) All issues automatically expire at the end of the lending period so there are no late fees.

By the way, you can also borrow digital issues of popular magazines with Flipster.

You can check out both new and back issues of 56 different magazines with Flipster, including People, Atlantic, Times, Cosmopolitan, Bon Appetit, Highlights, New Yorker, Money, Redbook, Rolling Stone, US Weekly, Vogue and Teen Vogue, Wired, Runner’s World, Women’s Health, Zoobooks, and Vanity Fair.

And we’ve said this before, but it bears repeating: All of these digital services and more are available without additional cost. All you need is your Mentor Public Library card.

12 9, 2017

Check out new magazines whenever you want with Flipster

By |2017-12-09T06:00:35-05:00December 9, 2017|

You can now access dozens of popular magazines whenever you want and for free.

All you need is a smart device—like a tablet, computer or smartphone—a Mentor Public Library card, and the library’s newest digital service, Flipster.

You can check out both new and back issues of 56 different magazines with Flipster, including People, Atlantic, Times, Cosmopolitan, Bon Appetit, Highlights, New Yorker, Money, Redbook, Rolling Stone, US Weekly, Vogue and Teen Vogue, Wired, Runner’s World, Women’s Health, Zoobooks, and Vanity Fair.

There are two ways you can borrow magazines using Flipster:

  1. online with its website
  2. via the Flipster app, which is available for free on the Google Play and iTunes App stores. All you’ll need to sign in is your library card number.

Otherwise, start browsing. Your favorite magazines are now at your beck and call.

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