Now the school holidays are over and childless couples feel free to visit uncrowded beaches magazines from our Zinio service are perfect for holiday reading. We’ve posted on this topic before here but the new updated Zinio for libraries app, for the ipad at least, has made the process a little less confusing. If you found it all a bit hard it’s worth updating your app and trying again.
First update your app to the latest version. When you open it up you will see Checkout Magazines in the bottom right hand corner. Choose this.
When nothing happened for us we found we needed to go to settings (the little cog in the top left of the screen) and then sign out (red arrow below) and then sign right back in again.
When you choose Checkout Magazines you will be taken to the RB Digital Gateway screen, choose the Zinio option on the left (red arrow, below)
Then choose Browse Magazines and make your choice.
Before downloading it you will need to go back to your settings page and choose Refresh library (green arrow). Your magazine will then be waiting in your library ready to download when you return to it - notice Back to libraries in the top right hand corner on these pages - selecting this will take you back to your magazine collection.
We think it will probably work just the same for a tablet but we haven’t tested it.
And finally, just remember these magazines are sizable files full of colour photos, they will take some time to download and can use up masses of your data allowance if it is limited.