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 Two Accounts

You need to create two accounts to use Zinio for libraries to access e-magazines.

The first account that you need to create is your Library Collection Account which enables you to check magazines out.

TO CREATE LIBRARY COLLECTION (RBDigital) ACCOUNT:

-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.

-You will be brought to the Zinio registration screen where you must create a second account that enables a personal Zinio.com Reader Account populated with your personal library of checked out magazines.

-Fill in the required info on the Zinio registration screen, using the same e-mail address that you used when you set up the first account for your Library Collection Account. Hit the register button.

-The magazine that you checked out will be displayed on the 'Your Reading List' screen. (You may want to bookmark this page.)

-To open the magazine, click on the cover.

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. Log into Zinio.com (or create a Zinio.com account if this is your first time at Zinio.com).

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.

-Watch the Zinio for Libraries Overview Video.

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

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