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Free Online Magazines from Zinio


View full digital copies of your favorite magazines! You see the exact same material you get in print‚ plus some issues include features like video, audio and live links. Magazine issues are not checked out so they're always available any time. Read online or download issues to your computer or mobile device to read offline. You must have a current Corpus Christi Library card to use this collection.
The library subscribes to 260+ magazines. See the list of titles

 

Select magazines through the library
See the User Guide for step-by-step instructions on setting up an account.
Watch a video for details on how to setup an account and read magazines.

You will need:

  • A computer or a mobile device with the Zinio app installed
  • A CCPL library barcode number
  • An email address

Getting Started - First Time Users:
1) Create an account at Zinio.com. This is where you will read your magazines.
(If you already have a Zinio account you can skip this step)

  • Connect to Zinio.com using your browser, NOT the app.
  • Click Register and create an account
    • IMPORTANT: The email account used to create this account must be the same email address used in step 2

2) Create an account at the library's Zinio Site. This is where you will select your magazines.

  • Connect to the library's Zinio site using your browser, NOT the app.
  • Leave the email/password areas blank
  • Click the Create Account button
  • Enter your barcode number, click Validate
  • Enter your email address/password/name (first name is fine), click Create Account
    • IMPORTANT: The email account used to create this account must be the same email address used in step 1
  • Check your email account for an email from RB Digital Portal
  • Click on the link to activate your account
  • Go back to the library's Zinio site, click Return to Login
  • Type your email address and password

3) Install the Zinio app on your mobile device.

A mobile device is not necessary as magazines are easy to read on a computer or laptop. There is no app for the Nook Tablet, Nook HD or ebook readers such as the Kindle, Nook Simple Touch or Sony.

How It Works - If You Already Have Accounts:
Select a Magazine:

  • Connect to the library's Zinio site using your browser, NOT the app
  • Log in with your email address and password
  • Click on a magazine to place it in your Zinio account
  • A new window will open asking you to log in to your Zinio account
  • Click "sign in here" and sign in to your account
  • The magazine you selected will be in your Zinio account. Click on it to start reading.

Select More than One Magazine:

  • Follow the instructions above to place a magazine in your Zinio account
  • Click on the tab "Return to Library Collection"
  • Click on another magazine
  • The tab with "My Library" will turn orange
  • Continue to select magazines
  • Go to the "My Library" tab (your Zinio account) to read them

Read Your Magazines Online using a Computer or Laptop:

  • Connect to Zinio.com using your browser
  • Log in to your Zinio account
  • Click "My Library" or "Read"
  • Click one of your magazines to open it
  • See the information at right on Using Zinio on a Computer

Read Your Magazines using a Mobile Device:

  • Open the Zinio app on your mobile device or PC or Mac
  • Magazines that are faint with a down arrow need to be downloaded, tap the arrow to begin downloading.
    • IMPORTANT: You must be online to download the magazines
  • When the download is complete you can read that magazine offline
  • Only magazines that have been downloaded through the app (for PC, Mac or mobile device) can be read offline
FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions
  • How do I check out a magazine?
    Check out magazines from the library's Zinio site

    Use your browser (not the app) to go to the library's Zinio site and follow the steps above to log in and select a magazine.
  • How do I read a magazine that I already have checked out?
    Read magazines from your Zinio account on a computer or mobile device

    • From a computer that is online, connect to your Zinio account. Log in then click My Library or Read
    • From a computer that is offline, use the Zinio Reader 4 app for PC or Mac. Remember to download the magazine to the app while you're still online.
    • From a mobile device that is online or offline, use the Zinio app. Remember to download the magazine to your device while you're still online.
  • How do I remove magazine issues from my Zinio account?
    • Connect to your Zinio account using your browser (not the app)
    • Log in and click My Library or Read
    • Click the Edit button near the top of the screen
    • Click the Remove button under each issue
  • Can I print from a magazine?
    Print options are determined by the publisher. You may be able to print a single page, a range of pages or none at all. In order to print you must be logged in to your Zinio account using a browser or the PC/Mac app. Click the printer button on the bottom left side of the screen. Printing is not available from the mobile app.

icon_info-zinio
Connect to CCPL's Zinio Site
to select magazines

 

Good to Know
  • Online magazines from the library require two accounts: Zinio and the library's Zinio site
  • Select magazines from the library's Zinio site
  • Read magazines from your Zinio account
Zinio Apps
  • Mobile Devices:
    iPad | Android | Windows App | Blackberry Playbook

  • Kindle Fire: Follow these instructions to install the app.
  • Computers: PC or Mac
  • eBook Readers without a browser are not compatible. Nook Color and Nook Tablet users may use the browser to connect and read magazines online.
Using Zinio on a Computer
zinio-icon-print Print: some magazines allow printing of a single or multiple pages; not all magazines allow printing
zinio-icon-preferences Preferences: view single or double pages; slide or flip to next page
zinio-icon-help Help: Zinio online help
zinio-icon-share Share: send to email, Facebook and more
zinio-icon-tnbottom Thumbnails: displayed across the bottom
zinio-icon-search Search: text of magazine including ads
zinio-icon-fullscreen Full Screen: Press the esc key to exit
zinio-icon-size Size: set default viewing size
zinio-icon-toc Table of Contents: click to view article
zinio-icon-tnview Thumbnails: view thumbnail grid
zinio-icon-next Next page
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