To get started, you will need to create two separate accounts: one through the library's Zinio page, and one through Zinio.com. We recommend that you use the same email address and password for both accounts. This may seem a little complex at first, but it's easy once you have the accounts created.
SETTING UP ZINIO
If you are using Zinio on your computer, you can read magazines in your web browser. If you're using an iPad, Android device, or certain other mobile devices, you will download the Zinio app. But whether you're reading from a computer or a mobile device, the first thing you need to do is use a web browser to create an account at the library's Zinio page, at bit.ly/mytplzinio. This takes you to this page:
Enter the "Create Account" button, and on the next screen, enter your library card number and hit the "Validate" button.
Now enter your email address, enter and retype a password, and enter your name. Then hit "Create Account".
Now you will see a message that says "Successful! Email has been sent to you". Now check your email for a confirmation message, and click on the link in the email. This will bring you to a page like this.
This brings you to the library's Zinio page. Now you can browse through our magazine subscriptions, or search by keyword, title, or genre.
When you find a magazine you want to read, click on it. This will open a new tab or window in your browser, where you can register for a Zinio.com account. Once again, we recommend using the same password that you used for the first account.
When you hit "Continue", you will see a page that lets you enter information about yourself. Then hit "Submit"; or "Skip" if you don't want to enter this information. Now you come to the page that shows your Zinio magazines!
Now, if you're on a PC or Mac computer, you can click on the magazine you chose, and it will open up in a special reader window, that looks like this. Congratulations! You're reading your first magazine through the library's Zinio account! You can zoom in, turn the pages, and even see all the pages at once.
Now you will have three windows or tabs open in your web browser. To choose more magazines to read, go to the one labeled "Return to Library Collection", which is this page:
Now you can find other magazines you like. When you click on them, they will appear on the Zinio.com page. Simply click on the magazine's icon there to open it in the reading window.
Using Zinio on iPads, Androids, and other Mobile Devices
If you want to read Zinio magazine through a mobile device, you will need to have created both your library Zinio account and your Zinio.com account. Then go to your device's app store, search for Zinio, and download the app. When you open the app, enter your login information (your email address and Zinio password). This will bring you to your library magazines, and allow you to browse and purchase other magazines the library doesn't subscribe to. To get more magazines from the library, open the web browser on your device and log in the library's Zinio collection page: bit.ly/mytplzinio. Click on the magazine you want, and it will appear in the Zinio app on your device.
If you need help reading Zinio magazines, you can find help on various topics at their help page: www.zinio.com/help/index.jsp. You can also watch a video about getting started here: vimeo.com/54464215.
If you have any further questions, give us a call at the Reference Department, at 876-5861, option 2. Happy reading!