Meridian, Miss. The Meridian-Lauderdale County Public Library has added a service to its electronic offerings.
Now having your library card and an email address means you have access to numerous magazines. They can be downloaded to iPads, tablets and even your phone.
Library director Steve McCartney says it takes about three minutes to set up an account.
The service was made possible by a grant from the Earnest Workers Circle.
"Libraries are transformed," said McCartney. "You know, before, it was face to face trying to handle the individuals within the constraints of the library. And now what we're trying to do is in every effort that we can bring the library out to the people."
McCartney says response to e-books and digital recordings has also been favorable.