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Getting Started With Zinio
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
New issues are released simultaneously with the
print edition and are ready for immediate download.
Browse your library's collection of titles one at a
time, by title, by language, or by category
Check out magazines and manage your collection on
your library collection site.
Read within your library collection on your computer
(both PC and Mac).
Download checked-out magazines to a free library
read-only app for iPad, iPhone/iPod Touch, Android
and Kindle Fire/HD/HDX.
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
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.
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
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
To view the magazine's table of contents, click on the
table of contents icon at the top of the Instant View
Reading a Magazine in a Zinio For Libraries Mobile
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 &
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