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Beginning August 1, Portsmouth Public Library will offer a service called Zinio, with many of our most popular magazines.

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What does Zinio Offer?

  • Read complete digital editions of current popular magazines
  • Enjoy interactive elements in each issue like audio and video
  • Access anytime, anywhere on PCs, Macs or mobile devices
  • Keep as many magazines as you want, for as long as you want
  • Download magazines to your mobile device for offline reading

If you have never used Zinio Digital Magazines before, read the Getting Started and Frequently Asked Questions below.

 

Getting Started with Zinio Digital Magazines

 

You'll need a few things things to check out and read digital magazines:

  • Your library card
  • A supported web browser
    • Internet Explorer 9 or higher
    • Firefox
    • Chrome
    • Safari
  • An account at rbdigital.com/portsmouthnh to browse and check out magazines
  • An account at zinio.com to download magazines
  • The Zinio Reader app (if you're reading on a mobile device)

Don’t worry - you can register for the necessary accounts as you find and check out your first issue. If you've got your library card and an internet connection, just start browsing!

 

Download the Zinio User Guide for more information.

 

Frequently Asked Questions - Digital Magazines


Why do I need to create two new accounts?


Can I read magazines on a public computer at the library?


Is Zinio a store? Do I need to pay for this service?


Will I have to place a hold request for popular titles?


How many magazines may I check out at a time?


Do I have to return issues I've checked out? Will they expire before I'm done reading them?


Can I get back issues? Can I request the next issue? Will I be subscribed to the title if I check out an issue?


I checked out an issue and then received an email saying my subscription was canceled. Why?


I'm receiving promotional emails from Zinio. How do I stop them?


How do I download magazines to my mobile device?

 

Where can I get the Zinio app for my particular device?


I'm having trouble. Where can I find help?

 

Why do I need to create two new accounts?


We buy our lendable subscriptions from one vendor (RBdigital) who manages your checkouts, but the digital files are provided by a second vendor (Zinio). Each company has a separate, secure login. Be sure to use the same email address for both accounts so your check outs from our collection can be communicated to Zinio.


RBDigital LoginZinio Login


Can I read magazines on a public computer?


Yes – you can read magazines within your browser, including on our public computers.


Is Zinio a store? Do I need to pay for this service?


Zinio does sell magazines and subscriptions. You can use your zinio.com account to buy magazines if you like, but nothing you check out from our collection will cost you any money. Just be sure to start at rbdigital.com/portsmouthnh.


Will I have to place a hold request for popular titles?


No. Unlike popular eBooks and digital audiobooks, multiple library users may check out the same issue at once.


How many magazines may I check out at a time?


You may check out as many as you like. There is no limit on the number of issues you can check out at any given time.


Do I have to return issues I've checked out? Will they expire before I'm done reading them?


No. You can hang on to the issues you've checked out for as long as you like and delete them from your zinio.com account when you're done. Here's how you can delete issues from your account:

Deleting Magazines in Zinio
  1. Sign in to your account on the zinio.com site.

  2. In Your Library, click Edit your reading list.

  3. Click the X on each magazine you want to delete.

  4. Click Done.

Can I get back issues? Can I request the next issue? Will I be subscribed to the title if I check out an issue?


Some titles do include back issues that you may check out from the "Back Issues Available" link under the title. However, you won't be able to request issues before they are published.


Back Issues in Zinio


I checked out an issue and then received an email saying my subscription was canceled. Why?


Zinio normally sells subscriptions to this magazine. When you use the library to check out a single issue, Zinio's fullfillment process may treat it like a one-issue subscription. You may ignore notices of this sort, should you receive them.

 

I'm receiving promotional emails from Zinio. How do I stop them?

  1. Sign in to your account on the zinio.com site.

  2. Choose Preferences from the Account Settings menu on the left side of the screen.

  3. Change your email preferences to No and click Save Changes.

Zinio Email Preferences


How do I download magazines to my mobile device?

  1. Check out the magazines you want from rbdigital.com/portsmouthnh.

  2. Download the Zinio Reader app for your device.

  3. Sign in to the app with the same email address you use for your Portsmouth Public Library Zinio account. The magazines you have checked out will show up in the app's My Library section.

  4. For more help with specific devices, visit the help section on the Zinio.com site.

Zinio App StoreZinio App


Where can I get the Zinio app for my particular device?

I'm having trouble. Where can I find help?

 

This page adapted from the Boston Public Library.

 

 

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