Getting Started with Zinio Digital Magazines


What is an eMagazine or digital magazine?

An eMagazine or digital magazine is a full version digital copy of a magazine that can be read on a computer, tablet or other mobile device.  Patrons may use our Zinio service to download free digital magazines from the library.

Library's Zinio Collection

How to create a Library Zinio Account?

  1. Go to the library's Zinio Website and select Create New Account button in the top right-handed corner.
  2. Enter your library card barcode number, and then select Next.
  3. Enter your name, e-mail address, and create and confirm your password. (Password must have at least 7 characters & include letters and numbers) Select Create Account.

Note:  Your Library Zinio e-mail and password combination is also the same login for another library database, Transparent Language Online.

How to install the Zinio For Libraries App? For iPad and Android Devices.

  1. Go to your device's app store, and search for "Zinio for Libraries."
  2. Select Install.
  3. Once the Zinio App installed on your device, open the app and select Log In. Next, select country and then state from list. Finally, select Clark County Public Library from list of Ohio libraries.
  4. Enter your Library Zinio Account e-mail and password. Select "Submit."

How to install the Zinio App? For Kindle Fire Devices.

Note: These instructions are only for Amazon Kindle Fire/HD/HDX devices.

  1. On your Kindle Fire device, go to Settings. Select More, the select Device. Go to Allow installation of Applications (for unknown devices). Select On.
  2. Currently, the Zinio app is not available through the Kindle's app store. Go to the library's Zinio Magazine Collection page. Scroll down to the bottom of the page, select "Kindle HD/HDX" to download the Zinio app to your device.
  3. Swipe down from the top edge of the screen to open your Quick Settings Menu. Select the Zinio download and the select "Install" at the bottom. Once fully installed, select "Open."
  4. Select "Log In" and enter your Library Zinio Account e-mail and password. Select Log In.

How to checkout digital magazines?

  1. Open a web browser and go to the library's Zinio Magazine Collection website and select Log in. Enter your Library Zinio account e-mail and password.
  2. Browse the collection and select a magazine cover to checkout a current issue and select Checkout. Or select Back Issues Available to view back issues of the magazine.
  3. Select Start Reading to instantly read your magazine.
  4. For PC users, the magazine viewer will open in a new tab. For tablet/smartphone users, open the Zinio app on your device to view magazines.

How to remove magazines from your Zinio Collection?

  1. Go to the library's Zinio Magazine Collection page, select "Login" and enter your e-mail address and password to your Library Zinio account
  2. Once signed in, select My Collection located near the top right corner.
  3. Select the trash can icon to remove issue from your reading collection. Select OK.


Frequently Asked Questions

What magazines are currently available for check out?

As of July 2016, the library's Zinio collection includes: Allrecipes, Allure, American Patchwork & Quilting,  Backpacker, Better Homes and Gardens, Birds & Blooms, Bon Appetit, Cabin Living, Car and Drive, Clean Eating, Cloth Paper Scissors, Cooking with Paula Deen, Cook's Country, Cook's Ilustrated, Cosmopolitan, Country Living, Diabetic Living, Discover, Do It Yourself, Dr. Oz The Good Life, Dwell, EatingWell, ELLE, ELLE DECOR, ESPN The Magazine, Esquire, Every Day with Rachael Ray, Family Circle, Family Handyman, Family Tree, First for Women, Food Network Magazine, Glamour, Gluten-Free Living, Good Housekeeping, GQ, Grit, Guideposts, Harper's Bazaar, HGTV Magazine, The Hollywood Reporter, House Beautiful, In Touch Weekly, iPhone Life, Kiplinger's Personal Finance, Life & Style Weekly, Marie Claire, Martha Stewart Living, Men's Fitness, Men's Health, Mental_floss, Midwest Living, Mother Earth News, National Geographic Interactive, National Geographic Traveler Interactive, Newsweek, O The Oprah Magazine, OK! Magazine, Outside, Oxygen, PC Magazine, PC World, Popular Mechanics, Popular Science, Prevention, Reader's Digest, Redbook, Rodale's Organic Life, Runner's World, SELF, Seventeen, Shape, Smithsonian Magazine, Soap Opera Digest, Spirituality & Health Magazine, Star Magazine, Taste of Home, Taste of Home Cooking School, Taste of Home Holiday, Teen Vogue, Town & Country, Traditional Home, TV Guide Magazine, Vegetarian Times, Vogue, Weight Watchers, Woman's Day, Women's Health, WOOD Magazine, and Yoga Journal.         

Will I have to place a hold request for popular titles?

No. Issues are always available for checkout.

How many magazines can I check out?

There is no limit. Check out as many issues as you want and keep them as long as you wish.

Once I checkout a magazine, will I continue to receive new issues?

No. You do not automatically receive new issues of a title after initially checking out a magazine. To obtain the next issue, you will need to go back to the Clark County Public Library’s Zinio Magazine Collection page and check out the new issue.

Do I have to return magazine titles once they are downloaded to my device?

No. Downloaded magazines will remain on your device until you decide to delete them. To remove Zinio titles, click on the Edit button in the Zinio app, or go to My Collection on the library's Zinio Magazine Collection page to delete magazines.

How much space will a downloaded magazine take on my device?

The typical magazine is 30-50 MB. Some magazines, like National Geographic Interactive, are 50-100 MB.

Need Assistance?

Schedule a free 60 minute one-one-one training session with a library staff member. Training sessions are for adults and by appointment only. To schedule an appointment, please fill out the One-on-One eReader/Tablet Training Session form and turn it in at the Reference desk or at any Clark County Public Library location.