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Zinio Digital Magazines for Computers

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You’ll need to create two accounts to access our digital magazines:

-the RBDigital Library account allows you to use your library card to check out digital magazines from the library

-the Zinio.com account fulfills your check out and allows you to read magazines on your computer or send them to an app on your portable device

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Set Up Your Accounts

1. Open a browser (Safari, Firefox, IE, or Chrome) on your device

2. Go to the RBDigital site. You'll be taken to the library's own collection of digital magazines

3. Browse or search for titles of interest

  • to check out a magazine, tap the "Check Out Now" link
  • to
    view a list of available back issues, tap the "Back Issues Available"
    link. Tap the "Check Out Now" link under an issue to check it out

4. Tap on “Create Account” when prompted

5. Enter your library card number, without spaces, when prompted. Tap “Next”

6. Fill in the requested information and tap “Create Account”. Be
sure to note your email and password after creating the account

7. In the pop-up window that appears, tap “Start Reading” to go to Zinio and complete your checkout, or tap "Keep Browsing" to find more magazines to checkout

8. When you tap "Start Reading", a new window or tab will open at Zinio.com

9. On the Zinio.com page, create an account with Zinio. Tap "New? Create a Zinio account" and enter your name, email, and a password. It may be easier to use the same email and password that you used for the RB Digital Library account. Tap “Register”. Be sure to note your email and password

 

How to Check Out and Read Magazines after the Initial Setup:

1. Open a browser on your computer

2. Go to www.rbdigital.com/northbrookil/zinio and click on “Zinio”

3. Find a magazine and click “Check Out Now”

4. Log in to your RBDigital account info with your email/password

5. Click “Start Reading”. You will be taken to Zinio.com

6. Enter your Zinio email address and password

7. All titles you check out will appear under “Your Library” at the top of the page. Click a title’s cover to open and read in your browser

 

If You Want to Read without an Internet Connection:

1. Download and install the Zinio Reader software onto your computer: www.zinio.com/www/apps/desktop.jsp.

2. Sign in with your Zinio email and password

3. Download titles by clicking the ↓ and click the cover to open the magazine and read.