The Finger Lakes Library System, which includes Seymour Library, subscribes to Zinio, a service that provides cover-to-cover digital editions of popular magazines. Once you set up your account, you'll be able to stream magazines on your computer or download them onto your smartphone or tablet. No holds are needed, because any number of patrons can download a copy. There's no due date, so you can keep the magazine on your device as long as you want. And there are no limits on the number of magazines you can take out.
The Zinio subscription provides access to more than 100 magazines, including such popular ones as Car and Driver, Country Living, Discover, Do It Yourself, Dr. Oz - The Good Life, Eating Well, Every Day with Rachael Ray, Family Fun, Food Network magazine, HGTV magazine, Kiplinger's Personal Finance, Marie Claire, Martha Stewart Living, Mental Floss, The Nation, National Geographic, The New Yorker, Newsweek, O - the Oprah magazine, Prevention, Self and Vanity Fair.
How to download magazines with Zinio
If you already have a Zinio account (any account created before Aug. 1, 2015): You'll need to create a new account to access the Finger Lakes Library System Zinio for Libraries eMagazine Collection. Make sure you have your library card, because you'll need the library bar code number. If you use the same email address and password you provided for your current account, all of your previously checked-out magazines will continue to be available under the My Collection tab. Follow the steps below to create the account.
If you're setting up a Zinio account for the first time: Make sure you have your library card before you begin. You'll then need to create an account , following the steps below.
From your computer:
1.) Open your browser (Internet Explorer, Firefox, or Google Chrome) and go to: https://www.rbdigital.com/fingerlakesny/service/zinio/landing
2.) Once the Zinio page loads, click on Create Account. Fill out the form and save your email/user name and password.
3.) Browse the library's eMagazine collection and click on the cover of the magazine you want to check out. Click Checkout.
4.) From here, you can either choose Keep Browsing to get more magazines, or Start Reading.
4.) To read your magazine, click Read Now. Or click My Collection to view your magazine collection and click on the cover of the magazine you want to read.
Read on to learn how to access your titles from your smartphone or tablet.
From tablet or smartphone:
1.) Open your App store and search for Zinio for Libraries.
2.) Download/Install and open the Zinio for Libraries app.
3.) Answer the location questions and log in using your Zinio account.
4.) Your collection of magazines will load. Click the cover to read your magazine.
Special installation instructions for the Kindle Fire:
If your tablet is the Kindle Fire, you will need to install the app from the Zinio website rather than the Kindle App store.
1.) Open the Settings menu on your Kindle Fire. Select: More > Device > Allow installation of Applications (from unknown devices). Select: ON.
2.) From your Kindle Fire’s browser, open www.Zinio.com. Select the Tools icon (will look like a sprocket) and select: Help.
3.) From the Frequently Asked Questions section, select: Kindle Fire. A new window should open. Select: How do I Install the Zinio App on my Kindle Fire or Fire HD?
4.) Click on the link noted “here” to download the APK (app installer).
5.) Once the download is complete, tap on the file and select: Install. Once installed, follow instructions 3.) and 4.) from the tablet or smartphone instructions.
Need more help?
Go to Seymour Library's tutorials on You Tube and choose the video tutorial you'd like to watch.