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Zinio eMagazines: Get Started - Creating Zinio Accounts

Step 1 - Getting a Library Zinio Account

If you haven't used Zinio before or if you have a personal Zinio account but want to use the Library's access, you'll need to create an account that's tied to the Library.

  1. Go to TCCC Zinio page 
  2. Click on the Create Account button in the upper right corner of the screen.
  3. Enter in the information requested. Note: for users with a account already use the same email address and password so your purchased magazines appear with the Library's Magazines in your account.
  4. Next go to Step 2.

IMPORTANT: Always go to the Zinio webpage through TCCC Zinio to choose your magazines. You will then be able to download the titles you have chosen when you open up the Zinio app. (If you just search for titles within the app itself you will not see the magazines that the library offers to you for free!)

Step 3: Zinio App for mobile devices

To enhance your magazine issue viewing experience, Apps are available for viewing magazines by downloading and reading offline.  The same Zinio Reader Account auto populates the apps upon patron Log In to the app.  (Apps are READERS only meaning you will  need to return to the Library Collection to browse additional magazines and check out.)  


  1. For Mobile Device users - select the free app for your device and install it
  2. and enter your Zinio Reader account information you created in Step 2.
  3. After the app is installed and setup see Tips and Tricks tab above for other helpful settings for your Zinio reader.

Don't have a computer or portable device?  That's OK!  Zinio can be accessed on any Library computer!


Step 2: Create a Zinio Reader Account


Note: in the upper right corner you should see Welcome, First name.

If you do not see your first name, you are not yet logged in, so click on Login.

  1. Select a magazine to checkout by clicking on the magazine cover, or click "Checkout Now" below the cover.
  2. Click "Checkout" (if you clicked on the cover) or "Start Reading", if you clicked "Checkout Now."

Now you will see the screen below which is your Zinio Reader for reading magazines online. (You can read magazines offline on a mobile device by installing a Zinio App see Step 3 after completing this step.) You will be brought here everytime you check out a magazine. The first time you must create your Zinio Reader Account.

To create the account:

  1. Fill in the information requested using the SAME email address and password you used to create your Library Zinio Account.
  2. Update email/communication preferences
  3. Click Register

Returning Zinio Reader account holders only need to click Sign in Here to the right of the magazine cover to get library magazines in your Zinio Reader.

To read your magazines on a Mobile Device (smartphones or tablets) see Step 3 to get a Zinio App.

To read your magazines offline on your Laptop or PC click here to download the Zinio Reader software.


Getting the Zinio Reader software

Look for this graphic and click on it  and follow these steps:

  1. Click on the "ZINIO READER - Click to download Zinio Reader 4" button on the left-side of the page.
  2. Save the file to your Downloads or Desktop folder.
  3. Before you can unpackage the Zinio Reader app for your MAC or PC, you must have Adobe Air installed to complete the installation. If you do not have Adobe Air, please click here to download.
  4. Once you have Adobe Air installed, open the Zinio file you previously downloaded in your Downloads or Desktop folder.
  5. Adobe Air will begin the installation process.
  6. Click the Install button in Adobe Air and finalize your installation preferences
  7. Click the Continue button and Adobe Air will continue installing.
  8. Open the newly installed Zinio Reader 4 application is installed from your Desktop, programs, or applications listing.
  9. Sign in with your Zinio username and password you previously created on the RBDigital Gateway and sites.
  10. Your selected magazine issues will sync with your online Zinio account.
  11. Click the Download arrow below any of your synced magazines or click Read Online in the center of the magazine issue to read the issue online.