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 LawDepotโ€™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.


New Zinio Magazine Titles Added

Weโ€™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,, or go directly to 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 ๐ŸŒŸ
  • Better Homes & Gardens
  • Clean Eating ๐ŸŒŸ
  • Conde Nast Traveler ๐ŸŒŸ
  • Cook’s Country ๐ŸŒŸ
  • Country Living
  • Discover ๐ŸŒŸ
  • Do It Yourself
  • Dr Oz the Good Life
  • Elle
  • ESPN the Magazine
  • Every Day with Rachael Ray
  • Family Circle
  • Family Handyman ๐ŸŒŸ
  • Food Network Magazine
  • Glamour ๐ŸŒŸ
  • Good Housekeeping
  • HGTV Magazine
  • House Beautiful ๐ŸŒŸ
  • Interweave Crochet
  • Interweave Knits
  • Kiplinger’s Personal Finance
  • Macworld
  • Martha Stewart Living
  • Men’s Health
  • Mother Earth News ๐ŸŒŸ
  • National Geographic interactive
  • Newsweek
  • O, the Oprah Magazine
  • OK! Magazine ๐ŸŒŸ
  • PC Magazine
  • PC World ๐ŸŒŸ
  • Popular Mechanics ๐ŸŒŸ
  • Popular Photography ๐ŸŒŸ
  • Popular Science
  • Prevention
  • Quilts and More ๐ŸŒŸ
  • Redbook ๐ŸŒŸ
  • Runner’s World ๐ŸŒŸ
  • Self
  • Shape ๐ŸŒŸ
  • Smithsonian Magazine
  • Taste of Home
  • Taste of Home Holiday ๐ŸŒŸ
  • Vanity Fair
  • Vegetarian Times ๐ŸŒŸ
  • Weight Watchers
  • Woman’s Day ๐ŸŒŸ
  • Women’s Health ๐ŸŒŸ
  • Yoga Journal ๐ŸŒŸ

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Zinio Digital Magazine Service

The Friends of the Library 2016 Annual Book Sale Dates Announced

The Friends of the Bristol Public Library 2016 Annual Book Sale Schedule:

Wednesday, February 24 ย 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM ย ($5.00 Preview Night admission)

Thursday, February 25 ย 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM ย (No admission fee)

Friday, February 26 ย 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM ย (No admission fee)

Saturday, February 27 ย 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM ย (No admission Fee)

Sunday, February 28 ย 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM ($5.00 Bag Sale)

The sale ย includes thousands ย of gently used hard & soft cover books, audio books, movies & CDs, fiction & non-fiction, vintage items & collectibles.

The book sale ย is held in the lower level meeting rooms and Bristol Public Library, 5 High Street, Bristol, CT. ย All proceeds ย benefit the Friends of the Bristol Public Library.