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Zinio Digital Magazines   Tags: magazines, mags, online magazines, periodicals, zines  

Last Updated: Oct 17, 2015 URL: Print Guide
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Get digital issues of your favorite magazines to keep

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Zinio Reader Apps allow you to download read titles you have already checked out in a web browser. 

Visit our Zinio Site to get the Zinio For Libraries Reader App, Available for Android, iPad and Kindle Fire HD/HDX, iPhone and iPod touch.

NEW:  Read without the download by streaming, in the App or on your Desktop.  Internet connection required.

With the desktop reader  on a computer, downloaded titles are available offline - perfect for airplane reading.

For a Windows Phone or Windows Tablet  use the plain Zinio app


Problems? Report them directly to Zinio Support

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About this Resource

What is it?
Full digital versions of your favorite magazines. See the pages as they look in print - some magazines include features like video, audio and live links. Always available with unlimited users. Read/stream online or download issues to your mobile device or computer and read offline.


  • A computer--your own computer or mobile device. -You may use a Library public access your Zinio User Account after it is created
  • A valid Arlington Public Library number
  • A valid email address

One User Account

  • Create an account for the Library's Zinio Magzine Collection (where you choose magazines to read)  NOTE: effective 3/10/15, an additional account at is no longer needed.

Email Change?

To change just the email address used for emails about Zinio issues or updates:

  1. Report it to RBdigital Support (be sure to select "Zinio")
  2. Also Report it to -- Login to your account here -- choose "Account Settings" at upper right.
    From your Zinio Account Profile, click  "Edit" to enter a new email address - click "Save Changes."

Additionally, for Arlington Public Library notifications - see Notice preferences

Where do I go to find it?

From the library website, click Collections /  eCollection / Digital Magazines 


Tell Me About It


Start Here - for New Zinio Users

Follow all of these steps - A valid Arlington Library card and email address are required.

1. Create a Library Zinio Account - Use the "Connect Now" link here at the left margin.
:: Create New Account on next screen.
:: Enter your Library card number on the “Barcode Filter” popup screen. Click Next .
:: Enter your email and create a password. Click Create Account.

2. Now, find a magazine at Library's Zinio Magazine Collection you want to read - Search by Title or Browse by Genre.

Click on the cover of the magazine you want to read - then click "Checkout." You will have the option to Keep Browsing or Start Reading (On PC or Mac)

OptionGet email notifications when new issues are available and Checkout from email links

Mobile: Install a free Zinio For Libraries Reader App on your mobile device. Visit the app store for your device. Choose your magazines via the web browser, they will appear in the list in your Reader App.

Returning Users

To get new issues or select new magazines:

  • Log in to your Library Zinio Account from the Library page for My eAccounts 
  • Search for your favorite magazine titles to look for new issues to Checkout.
  • To find different magazines to read - search or browse titles on display or in the categories menu.
  • Click the magazine cover and "Checkout "  Then select Start Reading - to read on your computer.  If you have the mobile Zinio For Libraries Reader app already installed, your new titles will appear in the list in the App.
  • Want to know when the next issue comes out? Mark the selection box the first time a you Checkout a title


    What's Available?

    About 110 popular titles such as The Economist, Motor Trend, National Geographic, The New Yorker,  and Vanity Fair.

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