These instructions are for Kindle Fire/HD/HDX only. Your Kindle must be able to use apps in order to use Zinio. Zinio is not available for Kindle e-Ink readers.
What do you need?
Before getting started, you will need to install the Zinio for Libraries app.
Because this app is not available in the Kindle App Store, you may need to change a setting on your Kindle before installing.
- Tap the top of the home screen
- Select the MORE icon
- Select DEVICE
- Toggle ON to “Allow Installation of Applications from Unknown Sources.”
- Press the home icon to go back to the main home screen
- Now you are ready to install and activate the Zinio for Libraries app.
1. Set up your Zinio account
If you haven’t used Zinio before, you will need to use an internet browser to create an account. Returning users can skip this step.
In an internet browser, click/tap the link above, or visit rbdigital.com/50emagazine/service/zinio/landing/. Click/tap CREATE NEW ACCOUNT and follow the prompts to create your new Zino account using your Berlin-Peck Memorial Library card.
2. Set up the Zinio app
Open the Zinio app and tap LOG IN. Follow the prompts to sign in using your email/barcode/username and Zinio password.
3. Search and browse
Tap CHECKOUT MAGAZINES to find new magazines. The app will send you to the Zinio website.
- If you already know what you’re looking for, click SEARCH and type in a title, name, or keyword.
- If you’d like to browse by genre, click the ALL GENRES drop-town menu, and pick a genre.
To borrow a magazine, tap the + icon next to the title. Or, tap the cover to see more information, then tap the blue CHECKOUT button.
To see older issues of a magazine, tap the most recent issue, then scroll down to see older issues. Tap SHOW MORE BACK ISSUES for more.
To see all of the titles you have borrowed, tap MY COLLECTION (on the website) or return to the Zinio app.
4. Download & Enjoy
Return to the Zinio app to see all the magazines you have borrowed.
Tap a magazine’s cover to download it to your device for offline reading. Magazines with the cloud/arrow icon next to the title have NOT been downloaded.
5. Remove old magazines
Looking to free up space on your device? Because magazines never expire, you need to manually remove magazines when you’re done with them. To remove a downloaded magazine from your device, tap EDIT, then tap the X.
Zinio will keep a record of your checkouts — tap EDIT then RESTORE to find your old magazines.