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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 to 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 back issues of a magazine?

Yes. Back issues are available for many titles.

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

Can I get magazines in other languages?

Yes. There are currently titles available in Chinese, French, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish and Vietnamese.

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 on Toronto Public Library's Zinio site 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.

You will probably want to continue using the Zinio app rather than Zinio for Libraries.

How do I read magazines on my computer?
  1. Select Start Reading right after you check out a magazine, or
  2. Go to My Collection and click on the book icon on the bottom left below the cover.
  3. To download magazines for offline reading, you need the Zinio Desktop Reader and a second account at using the same email address as your TPL Zinio account.
How do I read magazines on my smartphone or tablet?
  1. Check out the magazines you want from
  2. Download the Zinio for Libraries app for your device (iPad, iPhone or Android) by going to the app store. (Windows 8 users must download the regular Zinio app and create a second account at using the same email address as the TPL Zinio account).
  3. Enter the email address and password you used to create your Zinio account. The magazines you have checked out will display in the app.
  4. Download titles to read by tapping the cloud icon below the magazine cover. An internet connection is required to download titles, but once they are downloaded they can be read offline.
  5. When you want a new magazine, you must always start at as the apps are read only.
How do I delete a magazine once I have checked it out?
  1. Sign in to your account at
  2. In My Collection, click on the garbage can icon on the lower right corner below the cover and confirm that you want to remove the issue.
  3. In the app, select Edit in the top right corner and click the X beside the magazine you want to delete.
How can I get help using Zinio?
  1. Download our Zinio User Guide (PDF).
  2. Contact Zinio support.
  3. Contact us with your questions.