Berks County Public Libraries
 

Getting Started with e-magazines from Zinio

ATTENTION - BROWSER INFO:

Use Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome for best results. Switch to Firefox or Chrome if you are using Internet Explorer v8 before creating your Zinio accounts. If you use IE (v8 or earlier) or another browser that may not support web 2.0 features, you may have trouble opening your magazine or navigating Zinio.com. Please upgrade to Internet Explorer version 9 or later in order to browse, read, or purchase magazines from Zinio.com on a PC computer. Depending on the version of Windows you have on your system you may need to install an alternative web browser such as Mozilla's Firefox or Google Chrome.

Create an Account

You need to create a Library Collection Account to use Zinio for Libraries to access e-magazines.

Here's how:

-Click on the Zinio button or e-magazines graphic on your library's website.

-Click on ‘Create New Account’ in upper right of the Berks County Public Libraries Zinio Magazine Collection page.

-Enter your Berks County (BCPL) Library card number.

-Fill in the required info on the next screen, then click ‘Create Account’ Button.

-Select a magazine to check out by clicking on the magazine of your choice. Hit the 'Checkout' button.

-Click on the ‘Checkout' button.

-The magazine that you checked out will be displayed instantly in your PC or Macintosh browser.

SEARCHING THE COLLECTION

The easiest way to see the entire magazine collection is to click the magnifying glass in the Title Search box, which is located in the upper left side of the browse magazine collection pages. Your library collection will be listed in alphabetical order. You can also use the Next/Previous tab located on the upper right side of the browse magazine collection pages.

CHECKING OUT AN ISSUE

Check out a magazine by clicking on the magazine cover to open the product detail page. After selecting the check-out button, you'll be prompted to log in (if you aren't already logged in) to complete your check out. Upon completed checkout, a Zinio.com personal reading account browser window will open. ).

READING A MAGAZINE IN AN ONLINE BROWSER

Go to the "Your Library" tab, click the magazine cover and a viewer window will open. Magazines are sorted by most recent release date.

READING A MAGAZINE IN MOBILE APPS

There are apps for the iPhone®, iPad®, Android™, Kindle Fire™/Fire™ HD, Windows 8, Blackberry® Playbook™, and Nook® HD/HD+. You must first download the magazine issue on your device. You can begin downloading a magazine to your app by clicking on the down arrow. Note: You need to be online to download the magazine.

NEED MORE HELP?

-Check out the Zinio User Guide.

-Check out the Zinio User Guide Brochure.

-Watch the Zinio for Libraries Overview Video.

-Need Help? Contact Recorded Books at ziniosupport@recordedbooks.com.

-Live Chat with RBDigital: www.recordedbooks.com.