Magazines Available thru the Library
Car & Driver
Do It Yourself
ESPN: The Magazine
Every Day with Rachael Ray
Food Network Magazine
Kiplinger’s Personal Finance
Martha Stewart Living
National Geographic Interactive
National Geographic Traveler
O, The Oprah Magazine
Taste of Home
What is Zinio?
Long Hill Township Library now offers Zinio! Zinio provides popular magazines that can be downloaded free to your PC, tablet, or mobile device such as an iPad/iPhone, Android, Kindle Fire, Blackberry, or Nook.
To use Zinio, you need two accounts:
- One account for Long Hill Library's Magazine Collection (to check out magazines)
- Another account with Zinio.com (to read magazines)
The Library's Magazine Collection allows you to see which magazines the Library has online. This is where you select magazines to checkout. The magazines you select are added to your Zinio.com account.
To read the magazines, sign in to your Zinio.com account. You will see your Library magazines, and if you have purchased any Zinio subscriptions for your personal use, they will be in the same place.
Follow these steps to get started!
Create a Library Zinio Magazine Collection account
- Browse the collection for a list of magazines available and click on a magazine to check out.
- Click on "Create New Account" if you don't already have one. Enter the required information including your library card number, first name, last name, email address and a password and click "Next"
- Once your library collection account is validated, click "Start Reading
- Your magazine is now checked out and available to read in your Zinio.com account
Create a free Zinio.com account to start reading magazines
- After checking out your magazine, a Zinio.com window will open and prompt you to log in.
- If you are new to Zinio.com, register for a new account. You can use the same credentials as your library Zinio Collection account.
- Your personal reading account is now activated and your magazine is available in the Your Library tab on Zinio.com
Install the Zinio Reader App
- Visit your device's app store to download and install the free Zinio Reader app.
- Note: Use the Zinio app only to read your magazines. Browse and check out new issues of library magazines using a Web browser. * Zinio Reader app compatibility includes PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone, Android, Kindle Fire, Kindle Fire HD, Blackberry, WIndows 8 and Nook HD/HD+
Tips when creating accounts
- Both accounts must use the same email address and password.
- When creating your Zinio.com account you may be asked to select a sample magazine and answer questions. Any answer you provide is okay.
- You never need to return checked out magazines, and they do not expire.
- When new issues are published, they will be available for checkout from the Library's Magazine Collection.
To read previously selected magazines:
Sign in to your Zinio.com account. If using the Zinio.com website, click My Library to see your magazines. If using the Zinio app, select Read (book icon).
To get new issues or select new magazines:
1. Go to the Library's Magazine Collection. Checkout new titles.
2. After checking out a magazine, you will be prompted to log in to your Zinio.com account (unless you are already logged in). Once logged in, click the magazine to begin reading.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Zinio?
Zinio is an online magazine collection. You will notice that Zinio charges a fee for people who do not have a Library card.
Why do I need to create two accounts?
We buy the library’s digital magazine subscriptions from one vendor (RBditital) who manages your checkouts, but the actual files are provided by another vendor (Zinio). Each company has a separate, secure login. Be sure to use the same email address for both accounts, so the accounts will be linked.
I already have my own private Zinio.com account. Can I use the same account to access the Library's Magazine Collection?
Yes! However, make sure to use the same email and password for your Library Magazine account that you used when creating your current Zinio.com account.
How do I check out a magazine? Use your browser (not the app) to go to www.longhilllibrary.org and click the Zinio link (or go directly to rbdigital.com/mainincnj). Log in to your library account if necessary. Find the magazine you wish to check out, and click Check out.
How can I access a magazine I already have checked out?
FROM A WEB BROWSER: Click the Zinio link on the library’s web site, or go to rbdigital.com/mainincnj. Sign in, and click Go to my checked-out magazines. If prompted to log in, do so. Then go to Your Library to access your magazines.
FROM THE ZINIO APP: Open the app and sign in if necessary. Magazines that show up fainter (they have a down arrow in the middle) must be downloaded to your app before you can read them. Tap the arrow to begin downloading (Note: You must have Internet access to download magazines, but once they’re downloaded, you can read them in the app even when you don’t have an Internet connection.)
Can I print pages from the magazine? Yes. While viewing a magazine page in your web browser, click the small Printer icon at the bottom left of the window to see printing options. Some publishers allow printing of a single or multiple pages, but not all magazines allow printing. (Sorry, you cannot print from within the Zinio app.)
I notice from time to time you have new magazines available in the Library's Magazine Collection. How do I add these to my Zinio.com account?
To add new magazines to your Zinio.com account, log in to the Library's Magazine Collection and click each magazine you wish to add. Then sign in to your Zinio.com account to read them.
How do I find out if a magazine has a new issue?
Check the Library's Magazine Collection for new issues.
How do I remove titles from my account? Can I get them back if desired?
Use the Edit button to remove or restore titles. Any title you remove may be restored at a future time.
Can I read magazines offline or must I be connected to the Internet?
After downloading a magazine, it may be read offline by using the Zinio app (mobile devices) or the Zinio Reader Viewer (desktop/laptop).
How much space will a downloaded magzine take on my device?
The typical magazine is 30-50 MB. Some magazines, like National Geographic Interactive, are 50-100 MB.
I see magazines in my Zinio.com account that I did not select. Why are they there?
From time to time, Zinio may add magazine samples to your account. If desired, you can delete them by using the Edit button and selecting Remove.
How do I get access to a Zinio magazine that is not a part of the Library's Magazine Collection?
The Library has a fixed budget for its Zinio collection, but you can purchase individual subscriptions for titles not available through the Library. Just sign in to your Zinio.com account and click the Zinio logo at the left. Choose from any number of topic categories. In order to purchase a subscription to a title, you will be asked for financial information. Eugene Public Library accepts no responsibility for any financial transactions or magazine subscriptions you choose to purchase for your own Zinio.com account.
If I choose to purchase a title that the Library doesn't offer, is it added to the Library's Magazine Collection? Does the Library make any money off of this?
If a Library user purchases a title or issue that the Library does not already make available, that issue or title is only accessible by that customer for her/his personal use. It is not added to the Library's Magazine Collection. The Library does not make any money off of these private subscriptions.
I don't see a magazine available in either the Library's Magazine Collection or from Zinio.com. Why not?
Some magazine publishers do not allow Zinio to offer their titles for sale or do not allow libraries to make these available through Zinio. Each publisher has their own set of rules around this and they themselves control availability.
I'm getting email from Zinio.com that I don't want. What can I do?
You may opt-out of Zinio.com email communications. Log in to Zinio.com and go to account settings. Select Preferences and un-check Let Zinio decide and anything else you don't want to receive. Click Save changes. If you are also using the Zinio mobile app, you must update preferences in the app as well.
Trouble logging in to your Library Magazine account using Safari on Apple devices
This is a known issue that Zinio is working to resolve. In the meantime, clear the cache on your device periodically or access your Library Magazine account through another browser on your device, such as Chrome. Look for alternate browsers in the App Store.
To clear the Safari browser history and cache, go to Settings and select Safari from the list. On the right hand side of the page, click on Clear History and then click Clear. Also click on Clear Cookies and Data and then click clear.
Some magazines require Adobe Flash and cannot be read on iPads.
The Zinio app is not available through the Amazon Appstore. You must follow the instructions here.
Nook HD & Nook Color
For Nook HD, the Zinio app is available through Google Play. It is not available for the Nook Color at this time. However, you may be able to access Zinio on a Nook Color through a browser that supports Adoble Flash. Your ability to use the Zinio app in the future with Nook Color will depend on Barnes & Noble adding the Zinio app to the "Nook Apps" store.
Specific issues regarding your Zinio.com account should be addressed through Zinio's Help page.
Zinio Reader & Apps
Most magazines you wish to view will automatically load on your screen. However, some magazines require the free Zinio Reader 4 Viewer. The viewer is also needed for offline reading. Download now
Mobile/Smartphone Users - Download the Zinio app