The Toronto Public Library offers a solution to those of us that love reading magazines but get annoyed by all the paper waste and costs involved. The amazing service is call “Zinio” and anyone that has a Toronto library card can easily sign-up for free magazines! In addition, once you download the magazine you have it perpetually.
The service is extremely simple and magazines can be accessed on a computer, tablet, or smart phone. All you need to do is sign-up for the service on the Toronto Public Library website and download an app. Once you have registered, you can casually choose which magazines you prefer from an extensive selection that has something for everyone.
This service allows helps us to cut-down on household waste and offers large savings a year. For example, I’m a big fan of the Economist and read it nearly every day. An annual subscription to the magazine is well over $100 and since the magazine is published weekly there is an enormous amount of paper waste. Mix these savings with other magazines and it quickly adds up.
The biggest downside is that you don’t have a physical copy of the magazine and the app can be buggy. However, in my opinion the benefits heavily out-weight the negatives.
For further information you can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or follow the steps at the Toronto Library Zinio page – http://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/detail.jsp?R=EDB0181