Zinio User Instructions


View full digital copies of your favorite magazines! 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

The Library currently subscribes to 56 magazine titles on Zinio. 


Getting Started

To access this service, you will create an RB Digital Gateway account to access EGPL's Collection - and view the magazines in Zinio .

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: 

 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 valid East Gwillimbury Library Library Card

A valid email address


First Time Users

Create an Account: Connect to EGPL's Zinio account using your browser, NOT the app.

Click the Create Account button

Enter your barcode number, click Next

Enter your name, email address, password, click Create Account


Select a Magazine

Connect to EGPL'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

 The magazine you selected will be in your Zinio account. Click on it to start reading.


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 EGPL'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.