Oceanside Library

ZINIO FOR LIBRARIES
Getting Started With Zinio For Libraries
Creating An Account
Reading A Magazine In An Online Browser
Reading A Magazine In A Zinio For Libraries Mobile App
User Guides & Online Support

 

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ZINIO FOR LIBRARIES



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Getting Started With Zinio For Libraries:

Zinio For Libraries is a digital library newsstand, offering full-color, interactive digital magazines.  You can browse the library's collection of popular titles by visiting the site.  Each issue is offered with no holds, no checkout periods, and no limit to the number of issues you can download.

  • Current issues: New issues are released simultaneously with the print edition and are ready for immediate download.
  • Easy browsing: Browse your library's collection of titles one at a time, by title, by language, or by category
  • Collection management: Check out magazines and manage your collection on your library collection site.
  • Instant reading: Read within your library collection on your computer (both PC and Mac).
  • Convenient apps: Download checked-out magazines to a free library read-only app for iPad, iPhone/iPod Touch, Android and Kindle Fire/HD/HDX.
  • No limits: Check out as many issues as you want and keep them in your account indefinitely.



Creating An Account:
 

  • From the Library’s Zinio page, click on “Create New Account” in the upper left corner of the screen.
     

  • Enter your 14-digit Oceanside Library barcode number and click “Next.”
     

  • Enter your First Name, Last Name, a Username, and a Password.  Passwords must contain both letters and numbers.  When ready, click “Create Account.”
     

  • Upon entering the collection, you will see a message “Welcome (Your Name)” in the upper right hand corner of the screen.  You are now logged into the collection.
     

  • Magazines are arranged alphabetically by title.  To check out the current issue, click on the plus sign underneath the magazine cover OR you can click on the magazine cover to see what back issues are available for checkout.
     

  • After checking out a magazine, you can either keep browsing for additional issues, read your checked out magazine immediately in your web browser (you must have internet access to do so), or get the Zinio For Libraries app for iOS, Android, or Kindle.
     

  • At the checkout screen, you have the option of being notified by email whenever a new issue of your selected magazine is available.
     

  • You can keep your magazines as long as you like but please note, each issue ranges in size from 50-300 MB per issue so you may want to delete titles after you read them.  When deleting an issue, click on “My Collection” while logged in and click on the trash can icon beneath the issue.



Reading a Magazine in an Online Browser:
 

Instant Reading is available for PC/MAC users.

Minimum system requirements: 

Windows Vista and higher:
Preferred browser: Google Chrome
Alternative browsers: Firefox 3.6 and higher, Internet Explorer 10+ and higher (IE10+ required for instant HTML5 Instant Reader; IE8 and older not supported)
Screen resolution: 1024 x 768 or higher  

Mac OS 10.5 and higher:
Preferred browser: Google Chrome (supports HTML5 Instant Reader)
Alternative browser: Safari 5 and higher
Screen resolution: 1024 x 768 or higher

Select the Start Reading button on the checkout Success window, OR select the Read Now icon OR click the checked-out magazine cover in the My Collection link within the library collection site.  You may also read instantly on a mobile device by using its online browser (i.e. Safari on an iPad or Silk on a Kindle Fire). 

You can click on the right (or left) side of the streaming magazine page to advance pages.  Alternately, you can click on the right (or left) arrow in the navigation menu, which is on the lower right side of the viewer window. 

To view the magazine's table of contents, click on the table of contents icon at the top of the Instant View Display.

 

Reading a Magazine in a Zinio For Libraries Mobile App: 

The Zinio for Libraries mobile app is a READ ONLY app that allows enhanced reading options, including bookmarking and downloading magazines to read offline. 

Zinio For Libraries apps are free and available for the iPhone, iPad, Android, and Kindle Fire/HD/HDX.  When you download the app for the first time, you will be asked to login to your Zinio For Libraries account using your email and password.  Magazines you check out will be available in the app once you login, refresh your library, and download the issues (click the cloud icon underneath the cover) to your device. 

In mobile apps, many articles can be read in page view (with graphics) or in text only view.  If text only view is available, a text selection box appears at the beginning of enabled articles.

 

User Guides & Online Support: 

Zinio provides online support and a number of very helpful user guides.  Click here to visit Zinio For Libraries' Help Site to access a full range of User Guides and Visual Tutorials for Desktop, iOS, Android, and Kindle Fire HD/HDX access.  There is also a link to send an online support query.  The following user guides, provided by Zinio For Libraries, are also available on the Help Site.

User Guide - Desktop
User Guide - iOS
User Guide - iPad
User Guide - iPhone
User Guide - Android
User Guide - Kindle Fire HD/HDX



 

Oceanside Library - 30 Davison Avenue - Oceanside - NY 11572