How do I use the Zinio service from Kenosha Public Library?

2017-07-26 14:57

Zinio is a great resource for reading up-to-date issues of popular magazines on your computer or mobile device for free. You will need an active Kenosha Public Library card to use this service, but Carthage students can obtain a free card when visiting Kenosha Public Library. The nearest branch is the Northside Neighborhood Library on 27th Avenue.

To access Zinio, go to the Kenosha Public Library website and click on the Zinio link.


Once at the Zinio site, in the upper right corner, you will be asked to create a new account using your KPL Card Barcode Number. Next enter the email address you want associated with your account and create a password.

In Zinio you can use the search bar to search for magazine titles or simply browse through the numerous page listings.

Once you identify a magazine, click on the +book icon.

From this new window you can click “Start Reading” or continue browsing for additional titles.

You can also click on the magazine image itself. Here you are directed to a new page where you can select to browse back issues of the magazine.

Zinio App

A great feature of Zinio is the free app available for iPhones, iPads, Androids and Kindle Fire/HD/HDX. Once you’ve downloaded the Zinio app on your device, log in with the same email and password you used to access Zinio on the Kenosha Public Library site. With an iPad, for example, click on the “Read” tab at the bottom of the screen. Click on the Zinio icon. Enter your email and password to sign in.

Any magazines you’ve selected on the Zinio website will appear on this page. To download the magazine simply touch the cloud shaped download button. Once you’ve downloaded a magazine you can read it anywhere, anytime, even without Internet access.

Some magazines, such as National Geographic, take full advantage of smart device technology by providing website links, videos and animations, although the more feature rich publications take longer to download. You can check the download status at the top of the screen.

Zinio is a fantastic way to access and read your favorite magazines anytime, anywhere. And best of all, it’s free.

Please consult this YouTube video regarding the Zinio service for more information.


Attached files: Zinio.pdf

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