Zinio for Libraries - FAQ

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Important Information - Please Note

You can only check out magazines for free via the Zinio Library portal. If you subscribe to any magazine directly through Zinio.com or the Zinio app - you will be charged for it.

Zinio.com and the Zinio app offer "Free Samples" but these are not free magazines from the Library. If you choose to partake of any of these "Free Samples" you will be asked to pay for them after a certain number of issues.

Zinio.com may send you emails offering you the opportunity to pay for a subscription to a magazine that you receive through the Library portal. You do not have to pay for any magazine that you checked out through the Library portal.

To opt out of promotional emails from Zinio, sign in to your account at Zinio.com, hover over your name in the upper-right and click Account settings. On your account settings page, click Preferences on the left and change your Email Preferences. You cannot change your Email Preferences through the Zinio app – these changes must be made by logging into your account on the Zinio.com wesbite.

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Using Zinio for Libraries | Creating Your Account on the Library Portal
Browsing the Library's Zinio Collection
Checking Out Your First Magazines & Creating Your Zinio.com Account
Reading Magazines | Managing Your Library | Managing Your Zinio.com Account


Using Zinio for Libraries

A Note about Zinio.com and Internet Explorer compatibility issues.

You will need to create two (2) accounts to use Zinio for Libraries.

  • One account for the Library portal where you can check out magazines for free.
  • One account with Zinio.com to read magazines and manage your library online or via the Zinio app on your mobile device.

Both accounts must use the same email address in order to synch properly. If you have an existing Zinio.com account, be sure to use that email address to create your Library Portal account. If you create a Library Portal account using a different email address than your existing Zinio.com account, you can edit your Zinio.com account to change your email address on record to match.

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Creating Your Account on the Library Portal

  1. On the Library portal - click Create New Account in the upper-right corner.
  2. In the pop-up window - enter your name, email address, and the password of your choice.
  3. Click the Create Account button.

Once your account is created, you'll automatically be logged in and can begin to browse the Library's collection and check out magazines.

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Browsing the Library's Zinio Collection

There are three ways to browse the Library's magazine collection:

  1. Scroll through the cover display.
  2. Conduct a title search.
  3. Select an option from the drop-down topics menu.

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Checking Out Your First Magazines & Creating Your Zinio.com Account

  1. When you find a magazine you want to check out, click on it and then click Complete Checkout
  2. You'll be presented with the option to Start Reading or Keep Browsing.
  3. When you're ready to start reading, you'll be redirected to Zinio.com and asked to create your account there.
  4. Enter your name, email address (this may be pre-populated from your Library portal account but you can change it, if you wish), and the password of your choice. You also have the choice of whether or not you wish to receive promotional emails from Zinio.com. These emails are not affiliated with the Kansas City Public Library.
  5. Click Register.

Your new magazine will now appear in Your Library on Zinio.com.

PLEASE NOTE: If you already have an existing Zinio.com account, you can sign in with it to complete your check out.

Once you have your Zinio.com account set up, simply sign in the next time you wish to add a magazine issue or manage Your Library on Zinio.com.

 

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Reading Magazines

Magazines can be read online when you login to Zinio.com or via the Zinio app for your mobile device. You can find the Zinio app at the bottom of the Library portal, on Zinio.com, or by searching your device's app store.

  • Magazines are checked out on an individual issue basis. Check back often for new issues!
  • Back issues of some titles are available from Summer 2013 – present.
  • All downloaded issues of each magazine remain in your Zinio.com library unless you delete them.

Occasionally, you may need to logout of the Zinio app on your mobile device and log back in to synch your library.

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Managing Your Library

Login to your account on Zinio.com and manage your magazine collection by clicking on Your Library in the top menu. Once your library page, click Edit your reading list to remove magazines. (You can also access your Zinio library if you're logged into the Library portal by clicking on Go to My Checked-out Magazines on the right above the drop-down topics menu.)

If you change your mind or remove a magazine by accident, you can restore it. From Your Library page on Zinio.com, select View removed in the second drop-down menu and click Edit your reading list to restore magazines.

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Managing Your Zinio.com Account

Login to your account on Zinio.com and hover over your name in the upper-right corner. Click on Account Settings. From here, you can edit and update your personal information, change your password, and more. You can access Zinio's FAQs at the bottom of the left sidebar.


If you have any questions or need help, see Zinio's Help & FAQ page or contact us.