October 2013

Magazines · New User’s Guide: Zinio Digital Magazines

What You Get:

Use our Zinio Digital Magazine service to read digital copies of your favorite magazines on your tablet, computer or mobile device! Enjoy current issues of your favorite magazines such as Rolling Stone, US Weekly, Car and Driver, Esquire, O, The Oprah Magazine, and Elle Decor. Download as many magazines as you'd like 24/7!

What You Need:

  • A computer with Internet access and a web browser of your choice

What you do:

Step 1: Select the Zinio Digital Magazines link from the Downloadables webpage.

Step 2: First time users will need to register and create a free account on the Library's Zinio site. Directions for creating a Zinio account are available in our YouTube video.

Create your account on Zinio

Step 3: Search for a specific title, or browse magazines by genre or language.

Browse for magazine titles

Once you find the title you’re interested in, click on “Checkout Now.” You can also select “Back Issues Available” if you want to access an older title.

Create your account on Zinio.com

Step 4: When you select “Complete Checkout,” you’ll be redirected to the Zinio.com website. The first time you use this service, you must create an account with Zinio.com—make sure you use the same email address and password you used to create your Library Zinio account. You'll use the Zinio.com account to read and manage your magazines.

Download your magazine

Step 5: After you've created your Zinio.com account, your magazine(s) can be read. Click on the magazine cover and a new browser window will load the entire issue of the magazine (some magazines require the free Zinio Reader 4 software. The viewer is also needed for offline reading).

Read the magazine in the app

The magazine can then be read online. You can also install the Zinio app on your mobile device (available for PCs, Macs, Android, iOS, Kindle Fire/Fire HD, Blackberry Playbook, and Windows 8 devices) and read the magazine on the device.

Read the magazine in the app


  • Check out the detailed directions in the Zinio User Guide
  • Contact the Virtual Information Center by phone: 513-369-6900 or email Zinio support.