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Digital Magazines with Zinio


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Read popular magazines cover to cover on a computer or mobile device…free through the library!  Enjoy everything from home, fitness, garden, news, money, sports, and more.

The Independence Public Library subscribes to about 50 digital titles for you.  The magazines are always available with unlimited users.

Read online on your computer with Adobe Flash 9 or higher installed.  Read offline on a mobile device with the reader app.


  • A valid Independence Public Library Card
  • A valid email address
  • A Mac or PC computer with a web browser and Adobe Flash OR a compatible device and a Zinio App.
  • Compatible devices are iPads, iPods, iPhones, most android tablets, Kindle Fire (not with the original), Blackberry Playbooks, and the Nook HD/HD+.


Getting Started

To use Zinio, you need two accounts:

  • A library Zinio account to choose your magazines
  • A account to view/read the magazines


Tips When Creating Accounts

  • Begin by browsing the Library’s Magazine Collection
  • During the checkout process you will be prompted for an access key. 
    To get your access key, you will need to stop in at the library, call us at 319-334-2470, or e-mail us at
    Please have your library card number if you call or include it in your e-mail.  If you don't know your library card number or do not have a library card, please stop in at the library.  (When you get a new card, you will need an ID with your correct address and a piece of mail verifying your name and address.)
  • You will enter your name, email and password to create the accounts.
  • Both accounts must use the same email address and password.
  • You will receive a confirmation notice in your email inbox.
  • Once the account is confirmed, you will be able to login.
  • Choose a magazine to checkout and Confirm.
  • You will be linked to, where you can create a Zinio viewing account.  Use the same email address and password as your IPL Zinio Account.
  • You never need to return checked out magazines, and they do not expire.
  • When new issues are published, they will be available for checkout from the Library's Magazine Collection.  If you have subscribed to a magazine, you will get an e-mail when the new issue is available.


Returning Users

To read previously selected magazines:

Sign in to your account.
If using the website, click My Library to see your magazines. If using the Zinio app, select Read (book icon).

To get new issues:

  • You must go to the Library’s Magazine Collection to look for new titles or issues.
  • After checking out a magazine, you will be prompted to log in to your account (unless you are already logged in).
  • Once logged in, click the magazine to begin reading.

Zinio Reader & Apps

Desktop/Laptop Users:
Magazines will automatically load on your screen through your browser.  You will need Adobe Flash 9 or higher installed.

Mobile/Smartphone Users
Download the Zinio app

Click on the type of device you have to get to the link for the app.  There is also an app for the Windows 8 or RT operating systems, also listed below.


For additional assistance