Zinio – For Magazine Lovers


With Zinio, patrons can instantly access and download the newest magazines with their library card.   There are over 40 genres and 200 titles, along with Bookazines, and there are no holds, waiting or limits.  Now that Zinio is RB Digital Magazines, navigation and use is so much smoother.  Here are some features that make Zinio a great resource:

  • Patrons can instantly read all current and back issues of full-color magazines on their computer or mobile devices.
  • With mobile apps, patrons can download and read magazines on 95% of mobile devices, including Apple, Android, and Kindle Fire.
  • There is easy browsing and checkout – patrons can browse the collection by newest issue, keyword, genre, and even language.
  • Patrons can check out as many issues as they want and keep them in their account as long as they want.

As autumn approaches, people are cooking more.  Zinio‘s cooking-themed magazines will be of particular interest.   Here are some magazines you can refer to patrons.  They can also spice up their menus with information from Beer Connoisseur and Wine Spectator magazines.

These are just a few of the many magazines available.

The Digital Resource Committee held staff training on databases and downloadables around the county in 2017.   Information on using  Zinio is outlined in the video below (go to the downloadables section).  Watch the video if you need a referesher.

The County Downloadable & Streaming Resources e-tips guide also gives basic information on Zinio.

Zinio is a broad, rich resource.  Lets get our patrons to use it.

Lisa, USC Library








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