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Frequently Asked Questions about Zinio

What does Zinio offer?

Can I read magazines on a public computer at the library?

Is Zinio a store? Do I need to pay for this service?

Will I have to place a hold request for popular titles?

How many magazines can I check out at a time?

Do I have to return issues I've checked out Will they expire before I'm done reading them?

Can I get back issues? Can I request the next issue? Will I be subscribed to the title if I check it out?

I'm receiving promotional emails from Zinio. How do I stop them?

Where can I get the Zinio app for my particular device?

How do I download magazines to my mobile device?

Which platforms are technically compatible with Zinio?

I'm having trouble. Where can I find help?



What does Zinio offer?
  • Read complete digital editions of current popular magazines
  • Enjoy interactive elements in each issue like audio and video
  • Access anytime, anywhere on PCs, Macs or mobile devices
  • Keep as many magazines as you want, for as long as you want
  • Download magazines to your mobile device for offline reading

Can I read magazines on a public computer?


Yes – you can read magazines within your browser, including on our public computers.


Is Zinio a store? Do I need to pay for this service?


Zinio does sell magazines and subscriptions. You can use your zinio.com account to buy magazines if you like, but nothing you check out from our collection will cost you any money.


Will I have to place a hold request for popular titles?


No. Unlike popular eBooks and digital audiobooks, multiple library users may check out the same issue at once.


How many magazines may I check out at a time?


You may check out as many as you like. There is no limit on the number of issues you can check out at any given time.


Do I have to return issues I've checked out? Will they expire before I'm done reading them?


No. You can hang on to the issues you've checked out for as long as you like and delete them from your zinio.com account when you're done. Here's how you can delete issues from your account:

  1. Sign in to your account on the zinio.com site.
  2. In Your Library, click Edit your reading list.
  3. Click the X on each magazine you want to delete.
  4. Click Done.

Can I get back issues? Can I request the next issue? Will I be subscribed to the title if I check out an issue?


Some titles do include back issues that you may check out from the "Back Issues Available" link under the title. However, you won't be able to request issues before they are published.


I'm receiving promotional emails from Zinio. How do I stop them?

  1. Sign in to your account on the zinio.com site.
  2. Choose Preferences from the Account Settings menu on the left side of the screen.
  3. Change your email preferences to No and click Save Changes.

Where can I get the Zinio app for my particular device?

How do I download magazines to my mobile device?

  1. Check out the magazines you want.
  2. Download the Zinio Reader app for your device.
  3. Sign in to the app with the same email address you use for your Portsmouth Public Library Zinio account. The magazines you have checked out will show up in the app's My Library section.
  4. For more help with specific devices, visit the help section on the Zinio.com site.


Which platforms are technically compatible with Zinio

In general Zinio is compatible with PCs and Macs Android 2.2 and up via our app downloaded via Google Play OS v7.0 and up downloaded via the App Store Win8 devices From the Zinio Shop: ..." property="og:description" />


I'm having trouble. Where can I find help?