As Mayor of Randolph, I also have the privilege of serving on the Randolph Library Board of Trustees. The library is a tremendous asset to the Randolph community and offers a range of services.
Over half of all Randolph residents are Randolph library users, and they visited the library last year over 110,000 times! While at the library, residents can participate in any of the numerous program events, read magazines or newspapers, use the computers and wi-fi, and check out materials from the DVD or music collections or from the adult, young adult and children’s book collections.
While there is room for everyone in the Randolph Library, cardholders can still access certain materials online without coming into the library. There are there two such services offered by the Randolph Library that I would like to highlight here.
Online Access to Magazines
Did you know that Randolph library cardholders can access the entire magazine collection online? Yes, through a service called Zinio, you can read the library’s collection of magazines on your computer – both MAC and PC - or you can download the magazines to the free Zinio app on your iPad, iPhone, Android and Kindle Fire/HD/HDX. There is no limited checkout period and there is no limit to the number of magazines you can download. New issues of magazines are released simultaneously with the print editions and are available for immediate download. You can also access the magazines using multiple devices with your username and password.
Any Randolph resident with a library card can create a library collection account and check out library collection magazines.
Online Access to Music
Did you know that Randolph library cardholders can download music and music videos from the Randolph Library website? Freegal is a music access service offered by Randolph Library to Randolph library cardholders. Freegal offers free online access to over 11 million songs (MP3 format) and over 15,000 videos (MP4 format) for personal use. There is a weekly allotment of downloads per cardholder which is tracked on your individual login page.
If you don’t have a library card, and want to utilize these great services, please stop by the library to register. You will need to bring identification, such as a driver’s license, indicating a current Randolph address. A parent or guardian must sign permission for minors.
If you already have a library card, please visit www.randolphnj.org/library. Click on the links to Zinio or freegal or stop by the library for assistance.