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What is Zinio?

Zinio is a digital magazine subscription service that allows you to read full digital copies of your favorite magazines on a computer, tablet, or mobile device using the free Zinio Reader app!


  • A computer
  • A valid Irving Public Library card
  • A valid email address


Create Accounts, Browse and Subscribe

Using the library’s free Zinio magazine subscription service requires the creation of two accounts—a library Zinio account to view the library’s collection and a free account to read magazines online or via the Zinio Reader app on your mobile device. Follow these steps to create both accounts: (Note: We recommend you use the same email and password for both accounts.) Download PDF verison of instructions

Create a library Zinio Collection account to start browsing

  1. Go to the library’s Zinio Web page and follow the link to register for an account.
  2. If prompted, enter your library card number or username and PIN and click SUBMIT.
  3. Enter the required information and click the CREATE ACCOUNT! button.
  4. Now, log in to begin browsing the collection.

Create a free account to start reading

  1. While browsing the library’s collection, click a cover to subscribe to a magazine.
  2. First-time users must enter an email address and password to create a free account (for subsequent visits use the SIGN IN HERE button.
  3. In your account, your library magazine subscriptions will now display in the READ tab.

Install the Zinio Reader App

Download Zinio App. You can also visit your device’s app store to download and install the free Zinio Reader app. Note: Use the Zinio app only to read your magazines. Browse and subscribe using a Web browser and your library Zinio account. Zinio Reader app compatibility includes iOS (Apple ®), Android™, Kindle Fire/Fire HD™, Windows 8, PC, Mac, and Blackberry® PlayBook.

Read Your Magazines

Follow these steps to read your magazines using your device’s browser or the Zinio Reader app.
Using the browser on your computer or smart device
After subscribing to a magazine, click the cover image to open it for reading.

Using the Zinio Reader app on your computer or smart device
After subscribing to a magazine using a Web browser, open the Zinio Reader app, sign in to your account, find your magazine and start reading.

Checking Out Additional Library Collection Magazines

Return to your library Zinio Collection account using your Web browser to check out additional magazines. You cannot check out magazines from within the Zinio Reader App.

Available Magazines
Over 50 Available Titles
Download these step-by-step PDF instructions to start your magazine viewing enjoyment.
Contact Zinio

Email Zinio
Zinio will respond within 24 to 48 business hours.