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Getting Started With Zinio

To use Zinio for Libraries, you will create two accounts - one to authenticate you as a library patron and the other for Zinio itself. You must use the same email address for both accounts.

Step 1 - Click on the link to Zinio. On the page that opens, click on Create Account. Enter your library card number in the space provided and click Validate. This is the only time you will need to enter your library card number.

Step 2 - After your library card number is validated, you will be taken to another page to set up your first account. Enter your email address, the password you want to use and your name and click Create Account. A confirmation email will be sent to you. Click on the link in the email to confirm and then click on Return to Login >>>. On the login page fill in your email address and the password you selected and click Log In. (You have to click the button; you can't just hit Enter.) On the next page, you can either click on the little link that is provided or if you wait a few seconds you will be taken to our library Zinio site.

Step 3 - Find a magazine you want to read. You can browse the magazines alphabetically by clicking on a letter, or you can use the keyword search or the drop-down menus for title or genre. If you use the drop-down menus to select something, be patient - it doesn't look like it's doing anything while it's searching. When you have found a magazine you want, click on it. You will be taken to a page that says Get Your Copy Now!

Step 4 - This is where you set up the second account. Fill in your email address, type your name and the password you want (we recommend using the same one) and click Continue>>. You only will create an account the first time you use Zinio - after that you will click on "sign in here" to go to the login page.

Step 5 - On the login page, fill in your email address and password and click Sign In>>.

Step 6 - Click on your magazine and start reading!

Important! - To select additional magazines, click on the browser tab that says "Return to Library Collection". This will take you to the library's collection of magazines.

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