About Zinio for Libraries

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Hundreds of digital magazines including many popular New Zealand titles on wide range of subjects.

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Key features

Zinio for Libraries covers all areas of human interest including technology, art, style, politics, travel and more. We have everything from the Economist, Vogue and New Scientist to OK, Hello and Kerrang! The eMagazines are full digital versions of the current print editions, including editorial content, graphics and advertising.

Magazine titles

Alphabetical list of titles [228KB PDF]
Alphabetical list of titles by country of origin [227KB PDF]
Recently added titles [100KB PDF]

Please note: Some magazines cease to be available through Zinio for Libraries due to publishers decisions. Please check our catalogue record to see if back issues are available.

Use at a library or enter your library card and password / PIN

Getting started

To get set up you will need:

  • Your library card and password / PIN (if using Zinio for Libraries outside one of our libraries).
  • An account created using your email address & password

First time user

Create your account.

  1. Visit our Zinio for Libraries and click on the Create New Account link (top right).
    Screenshot of RBdigital toolbar showing Create New Account link
  2. Fill in your details and click create account.Screenshot of RBdgital Create New Account dialog
  3. You are now ready to borrow library titles for free. To do this follow the next section.

Return user

  1. Browse and find a title that interests you and click on then on Checkout button.Check out with email option
  2. You will be given the option to be emailed the next time an issue of your eMagazine becomes available. You can amend these emails under preferences.Screenshot of RBdigital Success dialog
  3. To view a list of all the eMagazines you have downloaded hit "My Collection" to the top right of the page. Your eMagazines can be arranged by check out date and issue date.

How to download and read your magazine

You can download an eMagazine and read it straight away on any mobile device or computer.

For a richer experience, and reading offline, you can download a Zinio app for your mobile

Zinio for Libraries app

Remember the app is only for reading checked out magazines. All check-outs need to be made through your Zinio for Libraries' account through your browser.

Once checked out your magazines will be available to read online or download to your app.


If you are having problems please contact us, or check out our FAQ for more information about how Zinio works.