The following instructions explain how to use a Stark County District Library (SCDL) card to access Zinio - the world's largest newsstand, which offers full color, interactive digital magazines. Browse popular titles with no holds, no checkout periods, and no limit to the number of magazines you can download. Read issues on a computer or a tablet or smart phone by downloading the free app. This service is free. All that is required is a library card and email address.
Computer or mobile device with Internet access
A Stark County District Library card (Don't have an SCDL Card? Visit anyone of our locations and talk to any SCDL librarian or apply for a card online.)
An active email address
Go to the Stark County District Library website. From the homepage - or anywhere on the SCDL site - place your cursor over the Browse tab in the green banner and then click on Digital Collection: Books, Magazines and Music.
Find the Zinio icon and click on it.
SCDL's RBdigital Gateway log in page will open. If you do not already have an account then click on Create New Account. If you have already created an account click Log in and skip to STEP 5. The RBdigital account is required to browse the library's digital magazine collection.
Enter the requested information and click the Create Account button.
You are now logged in to your RBdigital Gateway account. To access SCDL's digital magazine collection click on ZINIO.
The library's digital magazine collection is now displayed. There are a few browsing options:
Click in the Title search bar to search for a specific title
Click the All Genres drop down menu to browse magazines by genre (cooking, crafts, sports, etc.)
Or, by default, the entire collection is displayed in alphabetical order. Browse page by page by clicking Next or specific page numbers.
Once you find a magazine to read simply click on the cover. A box will open. Click on the Complete Checkout button.
To access your digital magazine you must have a Zinio account. If you have not already made a Zinio account click New? Create a Zinio account. If you already have a Zinio account skip ahead to STEP 10. Note: this is a separate account from the one created in Step 3.The first account was for access to the digital collection; this second account is for Zinio and is required for reading magazines. If you plan to download the free Zinio app and read magazines on a tablet or smart phone this is the account you will use to register the app. See Step 12 for more information about the app.
Enter the required information and click Register. Tip: to avoid future confusion between the two accounts created in this tutorial simply use the same email address and password for both accounts.
You are now logged in to your Zinio account. Your Reading List should be displayed by default and you should see the cover of the magazine you selected in Step 7. Click on the cover image to read the magazine. Troubleshooting tip: if you do not see your reading list click on YOUR LIBRARY at the top of the page.
Read your magazine. Browsing tips are below.
Turn pages by clicking on the left and right arrows at the bottom of your screen (or click on the right side of the page.)
To zoom in and read a page simply click the page. Click and drag to move the page around. Click again to zoom out.
The Table of Contents icon takes you to the magazine's Table of Contents. Click on any title to be taken directly to that article.
The full screen icon displays the magazine in Full Screen viewing. To exit Full Screen simply click the icon again.
For fast browsing or to explore multiple pages at once click on the Thumbnail Viewing icon.
To close your magazine click the X at the top right of your screen. To return to SCDL's digital magazine collection click on the Return to Library Collection tab in your browser.
Step 12: the app
The Zinio app allows for reading digital magazines on a tablet or smart phone. It is free. All that is required is a Zinio account, which was created in Step 9. Instructions for downloading the app and logging in with a Zinio account are below.
Note: the app only allows for reading magazines. Creating an RBdigital account, browsing SCDL's digital magazine collection and/or making digital magazine selections must be done in your device's browser.
Search your device's app store for "Zinio." Tap the Zinio icon and then Install.
Once installed tap the Zinio icon to open the app.
Tap the My Library icon to register the app with your previously created Zinio account (from Step 9.)
A menu asking to sign in using a Zinio account will appear. Tap on Zinio.
Enter the email and password of your Zinio account (created in STEP 9 of this handout.)
Once the app is registered to your account your digital subscriptions will appear in your Library. Any issues you have previously downloaded are now available to view in the app. Tap on the arrow on any of the issues to begin downloading that magazine.
Still have questions? Please feel free to ask a staff member, call (330) 458-3150 or (330) 458-3160, or e-mail email@example.com for additional assistance.
Copyright © 2009 Stark County District Library. All rights reserved.