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Zinio gives you access to current issues of popular magazines to read on your computer, tablet, or smartphone.

What You Need

Which Magazines Are Available?

Frequently Asked Questions

How many magazines can I borrow?

There is no limit on the number of magazines you can check out.

Do I have to return the magazines?

No. You can keep them as long as you like or delete them from your account when you're done with them.

Can I get past issues of a magazine?

Yes. Back issues are available for certain titles.

You may also be able to access content from past issues through the library's other subscription databases - check the Title List of Online Magazines, Newspapers & Journals to see what's available.

Why are some magazines not available?

Magazine publishers decide which magazines to offer through the Zinio for Libraries service. Some popular titles are not available to libraries.

What do I do if I already have a personal account and now I want to start using the library version?

Check out a magazine in the Toronto Public Library version of Zinio and create an account using the same email address you use for your personal account. When you sign in to, you will find your library magazine checkouts in your account.

I'm receiving promotional emails from Zinio. How do I unsubscribe?
  1. Sign in to your account on the site.
  2. Choose Preferences from the Account Settings menu on the left side of the screen.
  3. Change your email preferences to No and click Save Changes.
Why is Zinio asking me to pay for a magazine?

If you try to select new magazines on the site or within the Zinio app, you'll be prompted to pay. Go to the Toronto Public Library Zinio site to check out magazines.

How do I download magazines to my mobile device?
  1. Check out the magazines you want from
  2. Download the app for your device.
  3. Sign in to the app with the same email address you use for your Toronto Public Library Zinio account. The magazines you have checked out will show up in the app's My Library section.
  4. For more help with specific devices, visit the help section on the site.
How do I delete a magazine once I have checked it out?
  1. Sign in to your account on the site.
  2. In Your Library, click Edit your reading list.
  3. Click the X on each magazine you want to delete.
  4. Click Done.

You can also delete magazines from within the Zinio app. See's help instructions for more details.

How can I get help using Zinio?
  1. Download our Zinio User Guide (PDF)
  2. Contact Zinio support
  3. Contact us with your questions