We have big news! You asked, and we listened. Today we are launching our new digital magazine initiative: Zinio for Libraries! This new service is available to resident library card holders.
To access our digital magazines, you must visit Zinio’s website (you can also visit the Zinio link under the eReading tab on the Library’s website), and create an account. This is a very simple process. You will need your library barcode number and a working email address.
- After going to their webpage, you will see our logo in the upper left hand corner.
- In the upper right hand corner, you will see “Login” or “Create New Account”. Click “Create New Account”
- It will ask for your library card barcode. Type this in.
- Then type in your first and last name, email address, and create a password for the website
- That’s it!
Start browsing our titles. It is very easy to check out titles, simply click the small plus-book sign next to the magazine title (below the magazine cover). This will add the title to your check outs. A pop-up window will appear, letting you know you’ve checked out the title. This pop-up also offers you the option to receive an email when a new copy of the magazine is released.
It is important to remember your login information, since you will also use it to utilize the Zinio for Libraries app (smartphones, tablets, etc.). Your email address is your username.
If you have any questions or need any help, look at Zinio’s Help Page, which is very thorough. They have user guides and video tutorials for PCs, Macs, iPhones, Androids, and more. It also has an online support form and email addresses for technical assistance. Please reach out to them with any technical issues. The Library cannot help retrieve forgotten username (your email address) or password information.
You can read magazines online, via your internet browser, or via an app. All magazine selections must be made online through your internet browser. The app only allows you to read titles you have already checked out.
When downloading the app, you must download the Zinio for Libraries app, not just “Zinio”. Your login information will not work with the Zinio app. The app uses this logo:
When opening the app for the first time, you will have to login.
- Select your country: United States
- Select your state: New Jersey
- Select Library: Franklin Twp Public Library
- Username: [enter your email address]
- Password: [enter your password]
The app will show you what titles you have checked out already. If you are on your smartphone or tablet and would like to check out additional titles, minimize the app and open your internet browser. Go to Zinio’s website, login, and checkout more magazines! Then re-sync the app.
Zinio for Libraries is the world’s largest newsstand, offering multi-user access to complete digital magazines. Our 46 popular publications including Newsweek, Vanity Fair, Car and Driver and Better Homes and Gardens can easily be viewed on most Internet-enabled devices inside or outside of the Library. Zinio’s unique technology digitally recreates a magazine page for page, including full color pictures, intuitive navigation, key word article search and interactive elements such as audio and video.
Our Magazines (Names do not link to titles – please visit Zinio to access content):
|Better Homes & Gardens|
|Car & Driver|
|Do It Yourself|
|Every Day with Rachael Ray|
|Food Network Magazine|
|Kiplinger’s Personal Finance|
|Martha Stewart Living|
|Nat Geo Traveler Interactive|
|National Geographic Interactive|
|O, The Oprah Magazine|
|Taste of Home|