Zinio Help

Need some help? Call our Reference and Reader Services Department at 708.215.3220 for assistance.

Create Accounts, Browse, & Select

  1. Go to the LGPL Zinio collection page at https://www.rbdigital.com/lagrangeil/service/zinio/landing

  2. First time users: Click Create New Account and follow the prompts to create your LGPL Zinio account. You will need your La Grange Public Library card number.

    Returning users: Click Log In and log in to your LGPL Zinio account.

  3. Click a magazine cover.

  4. Click Complete Checkout. A new tab or window will open to Zinio.com. If the page asks you to install the Zinio reader app, choose "No thank you, take me back to Zinio.com."

  5. First time users: Click Register and follow the prompts to create your Zinio.com account. We recommend using the same email address and password that you used for your LGPL Zinio account.

    Returning users: Click Sign In and log in to your Zinio.com account.

  6. Click Your Library to view your magazines.

  7. To select another magazine, return to the LGPL Zinio collection page by clicking the "Return to Library Collection" tab or window, click a magazine, and choose Complete Checkout.

Read Your Magazines

Option 1: Read online in your browser at Zinio.com (Adobe Flash required)

  1. Go to https://www.zinio.com

  2. Click Sign In and log in to your Zinio.com account.

  3. Click Your Library.

  4. Click a magazine cover to start streaming the magazine in your browser.

Option 2: Read offline using the Zinio reader app

  1. First time users: Install the free Zinio reader app for iPad or iPhone from the App Store, Android or Nook HD/HD+ from Google Play, Blackberry PlayBook from Blackberry World, Win 8 or RT tablets from the Windows Store, or PC or Mac from http://www.zinio.com/apps/desktop.jsp.

  2. Open the Zinio reader app. Controls for the app vary by device and operating system.

  3. First time users: Navigate to your library (My Magazines, Library, the book icon, etc.) and log in to your Zinio.com account. On some devices, rather go to Account Settings, log in to your Zinio.com account, and then navigate to your library.

    Returning users: Navigate to your library (My Magazines, Library, the book icon, etc.).

  4. Tap the arrow to download the magazine. If your magazine starts downloading before you tap the arrow, AutoDownloads is enabled on your device. You can enable or disable AutoDownloads in your settings. We recommend downloading with a Wi-Fi connection. Once you download a magazine, you can read it offline.

  5. If the magazine does not automatically open, tap the magazine cover to start reading.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. How do I read a magazine once I have it open in my browser on my computer?

    To turn the page, use the arrow buttons on the toolbar, the arrow keys on your keyboard, or click the edge of the page. To zoom in, click anywhere on the page or use the magnifying glass button on the toolbar. In zoom mode, press the space bar on your keyboard to move down the page and be taken to the top of the next page. To zoom back to the standard two-page view, click anywhere on the page or use the magnifying glass on the toolbar. Click the table of contents button in the toolbar to go directly to the Table of Contents.

  2. Why do I need two accounts?

    Zinio for Libraries requires patrons to create an account to select magazines from their library's collection page and a separate Zinio.com account to read and manage their content. This is a security feature demanded by publishers participating in the program. We recommend using the same email address and password for both accounts.

  3. Am I subscribing to a magazine or selecting a single issue of a magazine?

    By selecting a magazine from the LGPL Zinio collection, you are selecting that issue only.

  4. How will I know when a new issue becomes available?

    At this time, Zinio for Libraries usually does not notify users when a new issue becomes available. Return to the LGPL Zinio collection page regularly to check for new issues.

  5. Can I select magazines from the LGPL Zinio collection using the app?

    No. At this time, you can only select magazines from the LGPL Zinio collection in your browser.

  6. How do I select past issues?

    Back issues of magazines are available back to the beginning of the Library’s subscription. To view back issues, click Back Issues Available under the magazine cover on the LGPL Zinio collection page.

  7. How do I remove a downloaded magazine to free up space on my device?

    Controls vary by device and operating system. Navigate to your library (My Magazines, Library, the book icon, etc.). On some devices, choose the X next to the magazine cover. On other devices, tap Edit > Remove > X > Done. The magazine will no longer appear in your library, but you can restore it at any time.

  8. I removed a magazine from my device but I want to read it again. How do I restore it?

    Controls vary by device and operating system. Navigate to your library (My Magazines, Library, the book icon, etc.). On some devices, go to My Magazines > Trash and choose the the arrow on the magazine cover. On other devices, tap Edit > Restore > + > Done. The magazine will now reappear in your library. You will need to download the magazine again to read it.

  9. Can I download a Zinio magazine in PDF or EPUB format?

    No. Zinio magazines can only be downloaded in Zinio (.zno) format. You can stream magazines in your browser (Adobe Flash required) or download magazines using the Zinio reader app.

  10. I am receiving emails from Zinio with special promotions and offers. How can I stop receiving these emails?

    Go to https://www.zinio.com. Click Sign In and log in to your Zinio.com account. Click your name in the upper right corner and go to Account Settings > Preferences. Modify your Email Preferences. Click Save Changes. Also turn off notifications in the Zinio reader app on your device(s). To do so, open the app, go to Settings, and turn off notifications

Find more answers to your questions at http://www.zinio.com/help/index.jsp