Zinio is the library's collection of over 60 free magazines in digital format that can be read on your computer, tablet, or other portable device. Download the free app for your PC, Mac, iPhone, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire/Fire HD, Windows 8, and Blackberry Playbook and enjoy some of your favorite magazines!
Get started with our instructions below, or print out a copy.
You’ll need to create two accounts to access the digital magazine:
-the RB Digital 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
Computer Users: the magazine will open in a browser window for easy reading. If you chose to download the Zinio Reader in order to read offline, open your reader and the new magazine should automatically download into it. Click the small ↓ next to the magazine cover to complete the download. See below for more information on the Zinio Reader
Tablet or Smartphone Users: If you haven’t installed the Zinio app, tapping the magazine cover will take you to your device’s app store where you can download it. Once installed, click the small gear icon, click the “Sign In” button, and enter your Zinio.com email and password. Tap “Read” to see the magazines you’ve checked out. Tap the ↓ to complete the download of the magazine into the app
To add more magazines to your account, go back to the RBDigital tab still open in your browser and repeat step 3 above. Click the “Your Reading List” tab to return to Zinio and view your magazines
If you log out of the RB Digital Library site, you can return to https://www.rbdigital.com/northbrookil/zinio and log in with the email and password you created in the steps above. Then repeat step 3.You will need to log into your Zinio account if you wish to read on your computer. Tablet/smartphone users can just open the app
Tablet or Smartphone Users: open your app and tap on "Read" then tap the magazine
Computer Users: return to www.zinio.com and sign in with your email and password. Click on a magazine cover in “Your Reading List” to read within a browser window. If using the Zinio Reader software on your computer, open the Reader and click on the magazine cover
To Download and Install the free Zinio Reader Software on Your Desktop or Laptop Computer
You may read the magazine within a browser window, as long as you have an Internet connection. If you wish to download the magazine to your computer so that you can read it offline (without an Internet connection) or without having to log into your Zinio account, you can download the Zinio Reader at http://www.zinio.com/apps/desktop.jsp and install it on your computer
Once installed, sign in with your Zinio account email and password
Mac Users: You will need to download and install “Adobe Air” software before installing the Zinio Reader software on your computer. Go to http://get.adobe.com/air/ to download a copy. After installation, go to http://www.zinio.com/apps/desktop.jsp to download and install the Zinio Reader. Sign in with your Zinio.com account information.