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A guide on accessing Zinio Digital Magazines.
Last Updated: May 9, 2014 URL: Print Guide RSS UpdatesEmail Alerts

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Read digital issues of your favorite magazines, for free!


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To find Zinio Reader Apps for Apple (iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch) Blackberry Playbook, Android and other devices.

Look in the App Store for your device or browse Zinio's app list. (Kindle Fire users, try this link.)


What Is Zinio?

Full digital versions of your favorite magazines. See the pages as they look in print - some magazines include features like video, audio and live links. Always available with unlimited users. Read online or download issues to your computer or mobile device and read offline.


  • A valid DC Public Library Card
  • A valid email address
  • A computer or device with a web browser

Two accounts

  • A Library Zinio account to choose your magazines
  • A account to view them

Where do I go to find it?

Go to the Library Zinio site by going to Research --> Databases --> Downloadable Media on the library website.


How Do I Start?

1. Create a Library Zinio account.

  • Go to the DC Public Library Zinio site
  • Click the Create Account! button. Enter your DC Public Library card number and click Validate.
  • Enter a valid email address and password. Your Name is optional. 
  • Click Create Account.
  • You will receive a confirmation notice in your email inbox. Open this email within 24 hours, click on the link to confirm - then login.

2. Choose the magazines you want to read from the Library's Zinio Magazine Collection.

  • A list of available magazines will display.
  • Click on the cover of a magazine to choose a title you want to read.

3. Create a separate account.

  • Note: You should use the same email address and password as the Library Zinio account. 
  • Click Continue. You’ll be asked to review a Zinio personal preferences form; either skip or submit.

4. Start reading!

  • Once logged in at, go to My Library and click on a title to start reading your selected magazines.

Optional: Install a free Zinio Reader App on your computer or mobile device.
Note: Some titles, such as Bloomberg Business Week, cannot be read on a computer in the browser, only from a Zinio Reader app.


Returning Users

To read selected magazines:

To get new issues or select new magazines:

  • Log in to both your Library Zinio account and then your account.
  • Return to the Library's Zinio Collection to choose new titles or add new issues to read. Just click on the cover or title.
  • Then go to your account and My Library to read them.
  • TIP: from the Library's Zinio Collection, use the link at upper left to quickly navigate to your account.

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