Zinio – Digital Magazines




Zinio for Libraries offers full-color digital magazines for anytime, anywhere reading on desktops, mobile devices, and apps. The collection includes both new and backlist titles with no holds, no checkout periods, and no limits.



· A Goshen Public Library or Elkhart Public Library card

· A computer, tablet, or mobile device & an internet connection

· An email account

· A free account at GPL’s Zinio collection: www.rbdigital.com/elkhartin/service/zinio/landing



· Go to:


· Click on “Create New Account” in upper right corner.

· Enter your library card number, then your name, email & password (passwords must be at least 7 characters and include letters and numbers) and click on “Create Account.”

· Select a magazine by clicking on the cover. Click “Checkout” to add a title to your account. There are no limits—check out as many issues as you want and keep them in your account as long as you want.

· Click “Keep Browsing” if you want to continue searching for other magazines.

· Click “Start Reading” to open the magazine and begin reading in the browser on your device.

· Click “My Collection” any time to view the magazines you have checked out.

· Zinio offers apps for patrons who want to read off-line. Open your device’s App Store and search for “Zinio for Libraries”, or access the app directly through the links provided on the bottom of the library’s Zinio page.




Once you have created your free account, you may install an app on your device that will allow you to read magazines offline.

Supported mobile devices include iPad, Android, iPhone, Kindle Fire/HD/HDX and Nook HD/HD+. The Zinio Reader is not currently compatible with the Sony Reader, Nook Color or original Kindle.

To install the app:

  1. Go to your App Store and search for “Zinio for Libraries” or click on the app links provided on the bottom of the library’s Zinio page.

  2. Open your app and log in. Enter the email address and password you used to create your Zinio account. Any titles you have already checked out will display in the app. An internet connection is required to download magazines, but once they are downloaded they can be read offline.

Note: Zinio apps are for reading only. You must use the browser and return to the library’s Zinio site to check out additional magazines.


  • Select the “Help” option in the lower right corner of the library’s Zinio site.

  • Call us at 574-533-9531 or stop by the Reference Desk on the Main Level.