Comic Plus for Libraries is Here!

Thanks to the continuing generosity of the Samuel J. Goodsell Bequest, we recently added Comics Plus: Library Edition to our pantheon of digital resources. Comics Plus allows you to read over 10,000 digital graphic novels, comic books, and manga on your pc, tablet, smartphone, gaming system, or any web-connected device.

Available genres include fiction, nonfiction, historical fiction, memoir, biographies, classical literature, mystery, horror, fantasy, romance, and, of course, superheroes. New publishers are added all the time, and Comics Plus typically adds at least 100+ new titles every week!

Go to Comics Plus: Library Edition and click on Get Started to activate your account. Check out titles you like and find your checkouts in the My Comics section. A banner on the cover tells you how many days you have left to read the title. When the seven days are completed, the book is automatically returned.

Comics Plus titles cannot be downloaded, but they can be read online. Comics and graphic novels cannot be returned early. You can check out up to 25 titles at a time for a 7-day period.

Comics Plus for Libraries

LawDepot: Legal Forms in Minutes

We’re pleased to announce the addition of LawDepot, a popular new online legal form service designed specifically for use by the patrons of public libraries, to our collection of digital resources.

With over 10 years of experience, LawDepot has drafted over one million contracts and has helped their clients save half a billion dollars in legal fees. LawDepot provides a quick and easy way to create customizable legal documents. By following a simple step by step process, library patrons will be able to create a large variety of state specific legal forms. After a document has been completed, users will have the option to print, download or save their form to LawDepot’s secure archive. All LawDepot documents have been developed by an experienced team of in-house lawyers and are regularly updated to ensure accuracy.

Popular forms offered by LawDepot include Bill of Sale, Last Will and Testament, Lease Agreement, Lease Notices, Living Will, Power of Attorney, Prenuptial Agreement, Promissory Note, Release Agreement, Sales Agreement, Service Agreement and hundreds more.

Go to LawDepot and click on Browse Documents to activate your account.

LawDepot

New Zinio Magazine Titles Added

We’ve added many new titles to our Zinio downloadable magazine collection! Download them from anywhere through Zinio & keep them as long as you want! To get started click on the Zinio button on our site, bristollib.com, or go directly to www.rbdigital.com/bristolct/service/zinio. You MUST have a valid Bristol library card to access Zinio. As of February 1 available titles include:

  • 30 Minute Dinners
  • Allrecipes
  • American Patchwork & Quilting
  • Beadwork 🌟
  • Better Homes & Gardens
  • Clean Eating 🌟
  • Conde Nast Traveler 🌟
  • Cook’s Country 🌟
  • Country Living
  • Discover 🌟
  • Do It Yourself
  • Dr Oz the Good Life
  • Elle
  • ESPN the Magazine
  • Every Day with Rachael Ray
  • Family Circle
  • Family Handyman 🌟
  • Food Network Magazine
  • Glamour 🌟
  • Good Housekeeping
  • HGTV Magazine
  • House Beautiful 🌟
  • Interweave Crochet
  • Interweave Knits
  • Kiplinger’s Personal Finance
  • Macworld
  • Martha Stewart Living
  • Men’s Health
  • Mother Earth News 🌟
  • National Geographic interactive
  • Newsweek
  • O, the Oprah Magazine
  • OK! Magazine 🌟
  • PC Magazine
  • PC World 🌟
  • Popular Mechanics 🌟
  • Popular Photography 🌟
  • Popular Science
  • Prevention
  • Quilts and More 🌟
  • Redbook 🌟
  • Runner’s World 🌟
  • Self
  • Shape 🌟
  • Smithsonian Magazine
  • Taste of Home
  • Taste of Home Holiday 🌟
  • Vanity Fair
  • Vegetarian Times 🌟
  • Weight Watchers
  • Woman’s Day 🌟
  • Women’s Health 🌟
  • Yoga Journal 🌟

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Zinio Digital Magazine Service

Even More Salem Press Resources in Paper & Digital

Salem Press Critical Insights Alice Walker volume cover artWe’re pleased to announce we have added added EVEN MORE NEW RESOURCES to our print and online Salem Press collection — 15 more volumes in the Critical Insights series! These volumes circulate, so you may take them home and read them at your leisure. Digital editions can be accessed 24/7 from our Research & InformationΒ page with your valid Bristol library card.

New Critical Insights volumes added:

  • The Awakening
  • James Baldwin
  • The Bell Jar
  • Charles Dickens
  • Emily Dickinson
  • Fahrenheit 451
  • Robert Frost
  • Zora Neale Hurston
  • I know Why the Caged Bird Sings
  • Little Women
  • Jack London
  • Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  • Sylvia Plath
  • Kurt Vonnegut
  • Alice Walker

New Salem Press Resources in Paper & Digital!

Salem Press Critical Insights LGBTQ Literature cover art with rainbow flagWe’re pleased to announce we have added 20 new resources to our online and print Salem Press collection. If you prefer print, physical editions are shelved in our Reference collection. Digital editions are available 24/7 from our Research & InformationΒ page with your valid Bristol library card.

What we’ve added:

Ancient Creatures

Contemporary Biographies:

  • Chemistry
  • Physics

Critical Insights:

  • The American Comic Book
  • The American Dream
  • American Road Literature
  • The American Thriller
  • Crime & Detective Fiction
  • LGBTQ Literature
  • Magical Realism
  • The Slave Narrative
  • Virginia Woolf & 20th Century Women Writers

Critical Surveys:

  • Critical Survey of Shakespeare’s Sonnets
  • Critical Survey of Long Fiction: Novelists with Feminist Themes
  • Critical Survey of Long Fiction: Science Fiction Novelists
  • Critical Survey of Mythology and Folklore: World Mythology

Earth Science:

  • Earth Materials & Resources, Volumes 1 & 2
  • Earth’s Weather, Water, & Atmosphere, Volumes 1 & 2

Encyclopedia of Environmental Issues, Volumes 1-4
Encyclopedia of Mathematics & Society, Volumes 1-3