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Zinio for Kindle Fire Users


ZinioZinio is the library's collection of over 90 free magazines in digital format that can be read on your computer, tablet, or other portable device.



Set Up Your Account

  1. Open a browser on your device and go to Tap on “Zinio”
  2. Browse the collection of magazines
  3. To check out a magazine, tap the "Check Out Now" image
  4. Tap on the “Create Account” link in the pop-up window
  5. Enter your library card number, without spaces, when prompted. Tap “Next”. Fill in the requested information to create your account.
  6. In the pop-up window that appears, tap "Keep Browsing" to find more magazines to checkout. To read your magazines, follow the directions below to install the app


Install the Zinio App: Special Instructions for Kindle Fire Users

The Zinio app is not available via the App Store. FOLLOW THESE INSTRUCTIONS USING YOUR KINDLE FIRE/FIRE HD:

  1. From the home screen of your Kindle, put your finger on the top of the screen and ‘swipe’ down to see the "Settings" option.
  2. Tap More > Device. Under "Apps from Unknown Sources (allow installation of applications that are not from Appstore)", select “ON”.
  3. Download the APK (app installer) from one of the following links:

    - For Kindle Fire HD users: press and hold on this link to download. Choose "Save Link"
    - For Kindle Fire users: press and hold on this link to download. Choose "Save Link"

  4. Once the download is complete, tap the navigation button in the browser (three horizontal lines) and tap "Downloads". Tap on the Zinio file and select "Install".
  5. Opening the app can either be done from the install page or by finding the Zinio icon on your Apps carousel under "Device".


Set Up the Zinio App

  1. Once the app is installed, log in with Country/State and select Northbrook Public Library.
  2. Enter the email address and password you used to create your account and tap “Submit”
  3. You will see your checked out titles. Tap the download button  to save the magazine to your device.
  4. Tap the magazine cover to open and read


Check Out and Download Magazines after the Initial Setup

  1. Open a browser on your device
  2. Go to and click on “Zinio”
  3. Find a magazine and tap “Check Out Now”
  4. Log in with your email/password
  5. Open the Zinio app on your device. Tap  to download the magazine


To Delete an Issue from Your Device

  1. Open the Zinio app
  2. Go to your list of issues
  3. Tap the "Edit" icon at the top of the screen
  4. Tap the "X" to delete the issue

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New! Video Tutorial on using Zinio

Watch this easy, steb-by-step video tutorial on using Zinio for Libraries.