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How do I set up my device for magazines?

 

Please use the link below to see how to set up your computer or device to view magazines.

Set up for magazines

Can I use a Kobo or Sony device?

 

Other than a laptop or home computer, magazies will only work with devices that are able to load the Zinio app such as a tablet (coloured screen) or smartphone.

Mobile devices supported include all Apple devices, Android devices, Kindle Fire/HD, Win 8 devices, Blackberry devices and the Nook HD/HD+.

How to set up a Kindle Fire/HD

Why am I getting sales emails from Zinio?

 

Zinio may send you emails with offers to buy magazines. You can take these up if you like - but all 40 magazines in the Read Liverpool collection are free. Liverpool Libraries do not make any money from any sales made by Zinio.

What system/browser do I need?

 

To access Read Liverpool's magazine collection

Windows XP and higher
  • Preferred browser: Internet Explorer 9 and higher (IE8 and older are not supported).
  • Alternative browsers: Firefox 3.6 and higher, Google Chrome.
  • Screen resolution: 1024 x 768 or higher.
Mac OS 10.5 and higher
  • Preferred browser: Safari 5 and higher, Firefox 3.6 and higher Alternative browsers: Google Chrome.
  • Screen resolution: 1024 x 768 or higher.

To view the magazines online in your Zinio Reading List

  • Preferred browser: Internet Explorer 9 and higher.
  • Alternative browsers: Firefox 3.6 and higher, Google Chrome.

How do I return magazines?

 

It is not necessary to return the magazine after you have read it. You only delete what magazines you want to delete. They will not automatically delete.

Does a magazine use much data?

 

A typical magazine is 30-50MB and a high-powered, interactive magazine such as National Geographic Interactive) can be 50-100MB. If you have several magazines on your Zinio app it will impact the memory on your device.

There is no return date on these magazines but you will probably want to make sure you delete them after you have read them to keep the memory available on your device.

Can I use more than one device?

 

You can be logged into 17 devices with the same account simultaneously, with a maximum of the Zinio app installed on up to 25 devices and the Zinio Reader 4 program installed on five computers. 

How do I create a reading list?

 

Once you’re logged in to the libary collection (to create an account click 'Create New Account' and enter your library card number if requested) please click on a magazine you wish to read.

Create your own personal Zinio.com account – this is separate to the account for the library collection, but use the same email address.

If you already have a Zinio.com account, use those details.

Your magazine is now in Your Reading List ready to be enjoyed.

Add as many titles as you’d like from our Zinio  collection page – they will remain in Your Reading List until you choose to delete them.

Why do I have to login twice?

 

There are two logins - one for Read Liverpool's library collection and one for the Zinio.com account.

Zinio may send you emails with offers to buy magazines. You can take these up if you like - but all 40 magazines in the Read Liverpool collection are free. 

Account #1

This is the Read Liverpool Collection Account which provides you unlimited checkout options for our new issues – and you get to keep the magazines as long as you want.

Account #2

Is the Zinio.com Reading List Account which provides you viewing options online via computers and offline via mobile apps. You can also buy titles via this app if you so choose.