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View full digital copies of your favorite magazines! Boyd County Public Library subscribes to 224 titles (see list). You see the exact same material you get in print‚ plus some issues include features like video, audio and live links. Magazine issues are not checked out so they’re always available any time. Read online or download issues to your computer or mobile device to read offline. You must have a current  Boyd County Public Library card to use this collection.To access this service, you will create TWO (2) accounts for Zinio Digital Magazines for Libraries – one to access the library collection – and a second to view the magazines in a personal Zinio viewer account.Zinio magazines may be read on a wide variety of apps available for many mobile devices. Click on the device that best suits your needs to download your free app now: PCMaciPhoneiPadAndroidKindle Fire and Blackberry Playbook.

Subscribe for FREE to magazines through the library

See the User Guide for step-by-step instructions on setting up an account.
Watch a video for details on how to setup an account and read magazines.You will need:

  • A computer or a mobile device with the Zinio app installed
  • A Boyd County Public Library barcode number from the back of your library card.
  • An email address
  • A Zinio account (You will be prompted to create one if you don’t already have one.)

First Time Users – Create an Account:

  • Connect to the library’s Zinio account using your browser, NOT the app.
  • Leave the email/password areas blank
  • Click the Create Account button
  • Enter your barcode number, click Validate
  • Enter your email address/password/name (first name is fine), click Create Account
  • Check your email account for an email from RB Digital Portal
  • Click on the link to activate your account
  • Go back to the Zinio page, click Return to Login
  • Type your email address and password

Select a Magazine:

  • Connect to the library’s Zinio account using your browser, NOT the app
  • Log in with your email address and password
  • Click on a magazine to place it in your Zinio account
  • A new window will open asking you to create a Zinio account
  • The email address from the library account you created will appear in the email box. Type a password and click Continue to create your Zinio account. If you already have an account, click “sign in here” and sign in to your account.
  • The magazine you selected will be in your Zinio account. Click on it to start reading.
  • It is VERY IMPORTANT that the email address used to create your library account matches the email address used to create your Zinio account. If the email addresses do not match, the magazine will not be added to your Zinio account. The passwords don’t have to be the same, but the email addresses must be the same.

Select More than One Magazine:

  • Follow the instructions above to place a magazine in your Zinio account
  • Click on the tab “Return to Library Collection”
  • Click on another magazine
  • The window with your Zinio account will open with the new magazine included
  • Continue to click “Return to Library Collection” as often as you like to select a magazine
  • Go to your Zinio account to read them

Read Magazines Offline:

  • You must be online to select magazines and download them
  • Follow the instructions above to place a magazine in your Zinio account
  • Open the Zinio app on your mobile device or your PC or Mac and select a magazine to download
  • When the download is complete you can read that magazine offline
  • Only magazines that have been downloaded through the app can be read offline


FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions

  • How do I check out a magazine?
    Use your browser (not the app) to go to the library’s Zinio account and follow the steps above to log in and select a magazine.
  • How do I read a magazine that I already have checked out?
    • From a computer that is online, connect to your Zinio account. Log in then click My Library at the top of the screen.
    • From a computer that is offline, use the Zinio Reader 4 app for PC or Mac. Remember to download the magazine to the app while you’re still online.
    • From a mobile device that is online or offline, use the Zinio app. Remember to download the magazine to your device, by clicking the arrow next to the issue, before reading offline.
    • Nook Color and Nook Tablet users must be online and use the browser to connect to your Zinio account. Log in then click My Library at the top of the screen.
  • How can I see an alphabetical list of titles in the library’s Zinio account?
    • To see a list of titles, click once in the Title box. Please note that titles that start with The (The Economist, The Writer) are listed under T.
    • To see a list of topics, click once in the Genre box. Please note that the topics are created by Zinio, not the library.
  • How do I remove magazine issues from my account?
    • Connect to your Zinio account from a computer.
    • Log in and click My Library
    • Click the Edit button near the top of the screen
    • Click the Remove button under each issue
  • Can I print from a magazine?
    Print options are determined by the publisher. Some will allow you to print a single page, a range of pages or none at all. In order to print you must be logged in to your Zinio account using a browser or the PC/Mac app. Click the printer button on the bottom left side of the screen. Printing is not available from the mobile app.
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