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Zinio Instructions

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Zinio for Libraries, the world’s largest digital library newsstand, offers full-color, interactive digital magazines. Browse the library’s collection of popular titles with no holds, no checkout periods, and no limit to the number of magazines you can download.

  • Current issues: New issues are released simultaneously with the print edition and are ready for immediate download.
  • Easy browsing: Browse your library’s collection of titles one at a time, by title, by language, or by category.
  • Collection management: Check out magazines and manage your collection on your library collection site.
  • Instant reading: Read within your library collection on your computer (both PC and Mac).
  • Convenient apps: Download checked-out magazines to a free library read-only app for iPad, iPhone/iPod Touch, Android and Kindle Fire/HD/HDX.
  • No limits: Check out as many issues as you want and keep them in your account indefinitely.
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Features

  • NO cost for patrons
  • NO fees or fines (ever!)
  • NO waiting for holds — get immediate access
  • NO due date — keep magazines as long as you’d like
  • NO checkout limits
  • Sign up for email alerts for new issues

 

Supported Devices

Android, iOS, Kindle Fire/HD/HDX, Windows (streaming), Mac (streaming)

 

How do I use Zinio?

Visit the Zinio website for complete instructions on all available devices.

Internet Browsers

Read in your Browser

This option requires a constant internet connection. Titles will NOT be downloaded to your device for offline use. It’s the best option for desktop computers, or laptop computers when you have WiFi. If you want to read on the go with a smartphone or tablet, it’s best to use one of the other options below.

 

1. Go to the Zinio website

Click the link above, or visit rbdigital.com/50emagazine/service/zinio/landing/. You may want to bookmark this page for easy access.

 

2. Register or sign in

If you haven’t used Zinio before, click CREATE NEW ACCOUNT and follow the prompts to create your new Zino account using your Berlin-Peck Memorial Library card.

Returning users, click LOGIN and enter your email/barcode/username and Zinio password.

 

3. Search and browse

  • 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.

 

4. Borrow

To borrow a magazine, click the + icon next to the title. Or, click the cover to see more information, then click the blue CHECKOUT button.

To see older issues of a magazine, click the most recent issue, then scroll down to see older issues. Click SHOW MORE BACK ISSUES for more.

To see all of the titles you have borrowed, click MY COLLECTION.

 

5. Enjoy

Immediately after you borrow a title, click START READING.

Otherwise, click MY COLLECTION and simply click the magazine cover you’d like to read.

Android Phones & Tablets

Android Phones & Tablets

Don’t go over your data limit! To avoid using wireless data, make sure to choose DOWNLOAD when your device is connected to WiFi, and give it time to finish downloading. Downloading without a WiFi connection may use your mobile data.

 

What do you need?

Before getting started, you will need to install the Zinio for Libraries app. Make sure you download the “for libraries” version!

 

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.

 

4. Borrow

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.

Apple iOS Phones & Tablets

Apple iOS Phones & Tablets

Don’t go over your data limit! To avoid using wireless data, make sure to choose DOWNLOAD when your device is connected to WiFi, and give it time to finish downloading. Downloading without a WiFi connection may use your mobile data.

 

What do you need?

Before getting started, you will need to install the Zinio for Libraries app. Make sure you download the “for libraries” version!

 

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.

 

4. Borrow

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.

Kindle Fire/HD/HDX

Kindle Fire/HD/HDX

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.

  1. Tap the top of the home screen
  2. Select the MORE icon
  3. Select DEVICE
  4. Toggle ON to “Allow Installation of Applications from Unknown Sources.”
  5. Press the home icon to go back to the main home screen
  6. 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.

 

4. Borrow

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.