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Download full color magazines straight to your tablet or PC. The library has access to fifty titles, including Rolling Stones, Woman's Day, Vegetarian Times, Reader's Digest, National Geographic, Newsweek, The Oprah Magazine, Good Housekeeping, and many many more.   For additional information on how to use Zinio, download this guide or watch this video.


Frequently Asked Questions



What is Zinio?

Zinio is a free service provided by the Tazewell County Public Library and the Library of Virginia that allows you to download full color magazines straight to your tablet or PC.


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What magazines are available for free download?

Apple Forbes Popular Mechanics
Bloomberg Businessweek Good Housekeeping Popular Science
Car and Driver House Beautiful Prevention
Cosmopolitan Kiplinger's Reader's Digest
Country Living MacWorld Redbook
Discover Marie Claire Rolling Stone
Do It Yourself Martha Stewart Living Runner's World
Dwell Men's Fitness Shape
Eating Well Men's Health Smithsonian
Economist Mental Floss Star
Elle Mother Earth News Taste of Home
ESPN National Geographic Us Weekly
Esquire National Geographic Traveler             Vegetarian Times
Every Day with Rachel Ray             Newsweek Weight Watchers
Family Circle O Woman's Day
Family Handyman PC Magazine Women's Health
Food Network PC World Yoga Journal


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How many magazines can I check out?

There is no limit to the number of magazines that you can check out at one time.


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What do I need to access Zinio?

  • A Tazewell County Public Library card
  • An email address


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Can I use Zinio on my Tablet?

Currently, these devices are compatible with Zinio. You can download a Zinio App for each of these devices for free straight to your tablet. Click on the tablet that you have in order to download the App.

Zinio App


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Can I use Zinio on my PC or Mac

If you do not have a tablet, you can also read and manage your digital magazines directly in your favorite internet browser.


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How do I get started using Zinio?

In order to use Zinio, you will need to create two accounts: a Tazewell library account and a Zinio accounts. Follow the steps below to create the Tazewell library account.

  1. Go to the Tazewell County Public Library Zinio page (Make sure you bookmark this page so that you can quickly access it later).
  2.  Create new Zinio account


  3. Create a library account.
    • Enter the 14 digit barcode on the back your library card.
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    • Enter your name, email, and password.
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  4. You will receive an email confirmation once you have signed up.


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How do I check out a magazine?

  1. Select the magazine you want to check out by clicking on the cover from the TCPL Zinio home screen.
  2. Select check out.
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  4. If you have a Zinio account, enter your email and password.
  5. Zinio Log in
  6. If you do not have a Zinio account, you will be prompted  to create one.
    • Enter your email (Make sure you use the same email address as you did when creating your Library account so that they can sync up).
    • Create a password.
    • Click Register.
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  7. You will be informed that you downloaded the magazine successfully. 
  8. You can either start reading the magazine now or keep browsing for more magazines that you want to read.
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    • On a tablet, your magazine will download directly to your tablet when you select start reading.
    • On a PC or Mac, your reading list will open. Select the magazine that you would like to read. Another browser window will open for you to read your magazine.
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    How do I delete a magazine from my account?

    1. Go to My Check-out Magazines on the home Zinio page.
    2. Select edit your reading list.
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    4. Click on the X on the magazine(s) you want to delete.
    5. Select Done when you are finished.
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