Zinio for Computers & Mobile Devices

Zinio is a free digital service which can be accessed with your library card and your:

  • Personal Computer’s browser
  • Smartphone/ Tablet

Click link below to view a video tutorial:

Zinio for Libraries – One Account Video

In your web browser go to communitylibrary.org and click on “eBook & Digital Collection.

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Click On Magazines

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 Click “here” to get started under Zinio.

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Click “Browse Magazines“:

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Welcome to the Main page of Zinio.  First time users should “Create New Account” while returning visitors can simply “login.”

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Creating an Account

Enter your library barcode number located on the back of your cardlibrarycard

Proceed to enter your information.accountinfo

Once you’ve established your account, you can browse magazine titles, checkout items and more.

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Borrowing

Once you’ve found your desired magazine, click on the image of the magazine itself.  This will take you to the magazine’s information page.  Here, you can also view back issues of that particular magazine.  To borrow, click on Checkout.

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With Zinio, you can read full magazines several ways.  If you’re on a computer, you can click on Start Reading to view the magazine in your browser.  If you’re using a mobile device or tablet, you can download the free Zinio for Libraries app.  checkout

Reading in Browser

If you’ve selected Start Reading, a new tab will open in your browser. Tap the arrow to the right or left to go forward or back a page.  Along the left side there are additional features to Zinio’s magazine browsing. readinbrowser

Reading on the Zinio App

If you do not already have the free Zinio app, you can download it from your app store by searching for “Zinio for Libraries”. You can also download the app via the Checkout page shown under, “Get the New App to Read Offline” by clicking on your specific device.  Once you log into your Zinio account, your borrowed titles should start to sync and transfer over.  app1

Click on the cover to view the issue.  A toolbar will appear at the top of the magazine.  From here, you are able to bookmark and save your page by clicking on the bookmark icon.  Swipe to the right of the screen to flip the magazine to the next page.  To go back a page, swipe left.appoptions

Viewing / Deleting Your Titles

From your computer you should see an option to Browse Magazine Collection.  Click here to view magazines you have currently checked out. You can also delete items from your collection by clicking on the trash can on the left side. collectionZinio magazines don’t expire or have loan periods so no need to worry about returning or fines.