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

Last Updated: Dec 22, 2014 URL: Print Guide
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Get digital issues of your favorite magazines to keep

from the Library

This resource is

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

Look in the App Store on your device for Zinio Reader Apps for Android, Blackberry, iPhone/iPad, Nook HD/HD+ or Win 8 devices

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 online or download issues to your computer or mobile device and read offline.


  • A computer--your own computer or a Library public PC.
  • A valid Arlington Public Library number (only when you create your account)
  • A valid email address

Two accounts

  • One account for the Library's Zinio Magzine Collection (to choose magazines to read)
  • A separate account with (to read your magazines)

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 


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, click Browse Magazines at Library's Zinio Magazine Collection and 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.

3. Once you select Start Reading, you will register fora new separate account. Note:: You MUST use the same email address as the Library Zinio Account

4. To read your magazines while logged in at go to Your Library and click on a title. Note: has a browser requirement of: IE9+, Chrome, Firerefox or Safari..

Optional: Install a free Zinio Reader App on your mobile device. or computer.  Note: when installing the Reader app on a PC, the free Adobe AIR plugin may be needed.


Tell Me About It

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 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 icon"  Then select Reading
  • You will be sent to your  - Login and visit YOUR LIBRARY to read them
  • OptionGet email notifications when new issues are available and Checkout from email links

To read selected magazines:

  • Sign in to your account
  • Click Your Library to view your "Checked out" magazines
  • Click a magzine cover in YOUR READING LIST

    Step-by-Step Instructions


    What's Available?

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

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