Read Your Favorite Magazines on Your Computer, Tablet, or Mobile Device!

zinio-rollingstonemusicFrom Cosmopolitan to Runner’s World to Food Network Magazine, get cover-to-cover popular magazines online at no cost using the library’s newest service, Zinio for Libraries!

With Zinio you get instant online access to complete digital copies of over 200 popular magazines. Zinio is convenient and easy to use, allowing you to access these magazines from any location using your computer, tablet, mobile device, and many ereaders.

All you need is a web browser or the Zinio app to get all these digital magazines right at your fingertips.

In addition there are no due dates or hold lists…access any magazine, any time, and keep it as long as you like.

If that wasn’t enough, some magazines allow you to print articles or share them with friends via email or various social networks.

What Works with Zinio

Zinio iPadZinio works on your PC or Mac, iOS and Android devices including most smart phones, the iPad & iPad Mini, Samsung Galaxy Tab, Google Nexus, Coby Kyrus, Microsoft Surface, and Kindle Fire or HD. The app should also work with the Nook HD or HD+, although there have been issues getting the Nook app to work.However, on the Nook HD or HD+, you can still read magazines by using the built in web browser. Using the web browser isn’t as integrated an experience as the Zinio app, but you can access the service.

The Zinio app unfortunately does not work with dedicated ereaders such as the Nook SImple Touch, Kindle Touch, or older Kindle models.

With Zinio you need either a web browser or the Zinio app.

Using Zinio

zinio screenshotClick here to be taken to Zinio and other online resources to feed your appetite for reading.

Zinio is different from our other products in that you will need to create two account logins, one to browse the collection and get content and one to read magazines or deliver them to the Zinio app.

It may seem complex at first, but once you create your accounts and begin subscribing to magazines it becomes easy.

Full instructions and more can be found on the Digital Branch’s under Digital Download Information.

If you have any problems accessing or using Zinio contact the library at 580-4555, stop by a reference desk, or come to a Computer & Gadget Drop In session.

 

 

 

Jeff Tate is the Digital Branch Librarian. He can help with your ebook and digital audiobook questions and ereader, smart phones, iPads, or other gadget issues, In addition, he can assist with general research questions, library database assistance, and almost anything else you find on our Digital Branch. He also trains, markets, and develops content for the Library's website, ebooks, databases, social media, and other online services. Besides his MLS, he has degrees in American History and American Studies.

  • Helen Kline

    Can you please send a list of what magazines are available?

  • Cheryl

    Failed to mention that you have to PAY to access the magazines

  • Cheryl

    CORRECTION: You should have mentioned that you need to first set this up through your library account; open a Zinio account and then you can access the “library” collection.

  • Jeff Tate

    Helen, here is a current alphabetical list of the magazines available from the library. This list might change, so check the library’s Zinio page for current titles. http://bit.ly/ZI6Tqq

  • Donna Casey

    I like it! I download the magazines on my laptop since I don’t have internet service at home. That way I can read them anytime. I am also trying some magazines that I wouldn’t normally subscribe to since there’s no cost.