Flat River Community Library

Zinio Digital Magazines

Access dozens of popular magazines on your computer or internet-enabled device! Please see the resources below for help using this new service.

The Basics

  • Over 80 popular magazine titles available on a number of subjects
  • Unlimited check outs
  • Multiple users can check out the same title at the same time
  • No due date
  • Stream them instantly through your PC/MAC browser
  • Free Zinio apps to download magazines on your smartphone or tablet through the Apple and Android app stores
  • Accounts should first be set up online prior to accessing the magazines through the Zinio app
  • Zinio is also a retail service, offering titles for sale but you are not obligated to purchase titles in order to use the Library’s collection

What is required to download a magazine?

  • A Flat River Community Library card in good standing
  • A computer, smartphone, or tablet device to view digital magazines

Getting Started

The service requires the creation of two login accounts – a Flat River Community Library account/login to browse the collection, as well as a free Zinio.com account/login for subscribing to and reading magazines online or delivering those magazines to a Zinio Reader app on your computer or mobile device. You must use the same email address and password for both accounts.

New users must follow all the steps, in the order presented, to ensure access to Flat River Community Library’s Zinio digital magazine collection.

New user?

Follow these steps to create your accounts:

1. Click or tap the following link to Register & Create Account. You can also access this website via the Digital page of the Flat River Community Library website. Click “Create New Account” in the upper-right hand corner. When prompted, enter your Flat River Community Library card number and click Next.
2. Enter the required information and click “Create New Account”.
3. Use the available navigation tools to search for the magazine(s) of your choice.
4. Click “Checkout Now” to select the magazine.
5. Click “Start Reading” to open a second browser window.
6. Enter the required information to create your Zinio.com account and click “Register”. Now you are ready to read your magazines on your computer in your internet browser!
7. If you would like to read your magazine(s) on a mobile device, download the free Zinio Reader app to your device.
8. Use your Zinio.com login to register the app on your device, open the Zinio Reader app, and download your magazine(s). Reminder: Zinio also is a retail app that will display content for sale; you are not required to buy magazines in order to enjoy the Library’s collection. You should add titles from the Library’s collection through your online account prior to viewing them on the app.
9. Enjoy unlimited access to digital editions of your favorite magazines!

Returning user?

Follow these steps to browse and checkout magazines:

1. Visit the Magazine Collection website. You can also access this website via the Digital page of the Flat River Community Library website.
2. If you are not already logged in, click “Log In” in the upper right hand corner, enter the required information, and click “Log In”.
3. Use the available navigation tools to search for the magazine(s) of your choice.
4. Click “Checkout Now” to select the magazine.
5. If you’d like to read the magazine(s) in your internet browser, click “Start Reading”. If you are not already logged in to your Zinio.com account, you may need to enter your email address and password.
6. If you’d like to read the magazine(s) on your mobile device, open the Zinio Reader app on your device and download your magazine(s). Reminder: Zinio also is a retail app that will display content for sale; you are not required to buy magazines in order to enjoy the Library’s collection. You should add titles from the Library’s collection through your online account prior to viewing them on the app.
7. Enjoy unlimited access to digital editions of your favorite magazines!

View the complete Zinio User Guide or Zinio FAQs for more information. If you have additional questions, please call the Library at 616.754.6359 for assistance.