The CRRL has a fantastic collection of popular digital magazines from Zinio which our customers can download and keep for free. In an effort to simplify the process of getting these magazines, Zinio has been implementing some changes to its apps and its checkout procedure. Here’s what you need to know:
A few times every week I’ll have customers approach me after searching our public catalogs and ask, “What does it mean if it says it’s an ‘eBook?'” When I explain, I always take care to emphasize that an eReader, tablet, or smartphone is not required for most of our digital materials in print—all that’s needed is a regular computer with a modern Web browser and active connection.
Through a partnership with the Library of Virginia, we now offer Zinio for Libraries, a free digital magazine service from Recorded Books (RBdigital) and Zinio.com.
You have access to full digital copies of nearly 200 popular magazines! Browse from our collection of popular titles with no holds, no checkout periods, and no limit to the number of magazines you can download.
Current Issues - New issues are released at the same time as the print edition and are ready for immediate download. (Back issues currently not available.)
Easy browsing - Search for your favorite magazines by title or category.
Manage your collection - Checkout and read magazines instantly on your computer (PC or Mac), or access magazines on your portable device.
- No limits - Check out as many issues as you want and keep them in your account as long as you wish.
You can access Zinio magazines using a Windows or Mac computer, as well as a wide variety of Apple iOS, Android, Blackberry and Windows phones, tablets, and mobile devices, including the Kindle Fire and Nook HD/HD+, using a free Zinio Reader app!