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Zinio Digital Magazines for Tablets and Smartphones



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.

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


Step 1: 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


Step 2: Install the Zinio App

  1. Go to the app store on your device. Search for and install “Zinio for Libraries”. Note: Do not select “Zinio”.
  2. Once the app is installed, log in with Country/State and select Northbrook Public Library.
  3. Enter the email address and password you used to create your account and tap “Submit”
  4. You will see your checked out titles. Tap the download button  to save the magazine to your device.
  5. 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.