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

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 & Information 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 & Information 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

New Downloadable Magazine Titles Available at the Library!

Logo for Zinio,  a multi-platform distribution service for digital magazinesWe’ve added several new titles to the downloadable magazines! 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 rbdigital.com/bristolct. You MUST have a valid Bristol library card to access Zinio. As of July 1st available titles include:
30 Minute Dinners
Allrecipes
American Patchwork & Quilting
Better Homes & Gardens
Country Living
Do It Yourself
Dr Oz the Good Life
Elle
ESPN the Magazine
Every Day with Rachael Ray
Family Circle
Food Network Magazine
Good Housekeeping
HGTV Magazine
Interweave Crochet
Interweave Knits
Kiplinger’s Personal Finance
Macworld
Martha Stewart Living
Men’s Health
National Geographic interactive
Newsweek
O, the Oprah Magazine
PC Magazine
Popular Science
Prevention
Self
Smithsonian Magazine
Taste of Home
Vanity Fair
Weight Watchers
Women’s Health

Unfortunately, Rolling Stone and US Weekly have ended their relationship with Zinio. Back issues and any issues you may have added to your personal collection WILL remain accessible to you, but new issues will not appear.