Zinio for first time users

Zinio gives you access to a range of popular magazines on your computer, smartphone or mobile tablet device. To use Zinio you need to check whether your device is compatible and create a user account.

Check compatibility

To use Zinio on a computer you must have the following:

PC Mac

Windows XP and higher with:

  • Flash 10.1 or higher
  • Internet Explorer 9 or higher
  • Firefox 3.6 or higher, Google Chrome
  • Screen resolution: 1024x768 or higher

Mac OS 10.5 and higher with:

  • Flash 10.1 or higher
  • Safari 5 or higher, Firefox 3.6 or higher
  • Alternative browsers: Google Chrome
  • Screen resolution: 1024x768 or higher

Zinio also has Apple, Android, Blackberry Playbook and Kindle Fire apps, but before you can use the app you need to create a user account.

Create a user account

  1. You must be a member of Westminster libraries to begin (How to join).
  2. Go to the Zinio page and click 'Create New Account'.
  3. Enter your library card number and click on 'Next'.
  4. Enter your name and email, create a password and click 'Create Account'. A confirmation message will be sent to your email.
  5. Now when you are logged into your account you can browse through available magazines or use the search function.
  6. Click on a magazine you would like to read. You can then download the relevant app to view the magazine on your tablet or smartphone.
  7.  Press 'checkout' to access the magazine.
  8. The first time you get to this page you need to fill out your details to create a Zinio.com account. Enter your email and password and click 'Continue'.
  9. You will be taken to a personal preferences page – leave everything unticked and select 'Submit'.

To use the Zinio Reader 4 app, you have to add emagazines to your reading list via the website first. 

Find out more about Zinio in the Zinio library user guide or check the FAQs page. If you are still unable to resolve your issue, email zinio@recordedbooks.com.

Last updated: 16 March 2017
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