Free Downloadable Magazines With Your Library Card!

10443547_10152490060501628_651486658760151263_nNow you can read popular magazines on your computer, laptop, tablet, or phone for free with your valid Bristol library card!

Zinio for libraries offers full digital copies — identical to the print edition — of your favorite magazines to view on your computer or mobile device. We have subscriptions to 20+ popular and specialty magazines, including high-demand titles like Weight Watchers and Martha Stewart Living. Best of all, there no due dates or overdues, so you will never have to wait for a magazine to be returned by another reader!

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.

The libraries’ subscription to Zinio also includes access to Recorded Books’ OneClickdigital Classics Collection! Download a terrific collection of eBooks and eAudio for free with your valid Bristol library card.

  • Simple ‘One Click’ download process
  • Mobile apps available for iPad, iPhone, Android, & Kindle Fire
  • Available 24/7
  • No waiting lists — unlimited availability of titles
  • Register and use the service from home

Want to get started with OneClickdigital? All you need to get started is your valid Bristol library card number! Register at our OneClickdigital download page @ OneClickdigital mobile and desktop apps are available for most devices.

Stories from Route 6 @ BPL

Don’t miss “Ten Million Steps: Stories from Route 6 Walk,” presented by local author and former News-Times (Danbury) reporter, Joe Hurley. The presentation will share stories from Joe’s walk across America along Route 6 from Cape Cod to California and provide a guided virtual tour of America’s most famous highway. Copies of the book Ten Million Steps will be available for signing at the event.

10 Million Steps: A fresh look at America and Americans
From Cape Cod to California on Route 6,  is author Joe Hurley’s  account  of his walk across America  on Route  6, from Cape Cod, through Connecticut, to Los Angeles, California.  “Ten Million Steps” is a sketch of the U. S. through the eyes of coal miners, farmers, banjo players, parents, country folk and city folk. The book is also about ducks that walk on fish, scary cows, women in hard hats, a bike that floats, and the bravest little car in the world. And it’s about places you can’t savor in the fast lane. Author Joe Hurley will give a behind the scenes look at the walk, the book and the faces of Route 6. Want to know how many pairs of shoes Joe wore out on his 3,500 mile walk – or whether it really was 3,500 miles and whether it really was 10 million steps? Just ask Joe in person. Joe has the answers to these and all of the important questions facing the world today. Ok, slight exaggeration. But he does know a lot about the people and places on Route 6. Joe tells it all in “Behind the Scenes of Ten Million Steps” his little one-man performance including a zesty talk, some of Travis great photos and most important – lots of time for Q and A. Mr. Hurley will have the book available for purchase and signing. No charge. Please register by visiting BPL or calling: (860) 584-7787 x 2023.

ENCORE: Using the New Library Computer Catalog

The BPL Computer Lab will be offering  classes on how to use the ENCORE, the new library computer catalog.  Some of the topics covered will be searching for library materials, placing holds and how to access your library account.  Open to all patrons. No charge, but please register at the Computer Lab or call: (860) 584-7787 x 2030.  Each class is limited to 17 places.

Current Schedule:

Thursday, July 24 at 6:00 PM

Monday, July 28 at 10:00 AM

Monday, August 4 at 10:00 AM

Thursday, August 7 at 6:00 PM