eMagazines

Read fifty popular magazines in digital format on your PC, laptop, or mobile device. Provided by the Library of Virginia, WRL's Zinio digital magazine collection is an easy way to read great magazine content wherever you are. Here's how to get started.

It is a two step process to access the collection (click here for screenshots on setting up your account and accessing magazines). For more help, check out our digital magazines quick start guide.

1. Create your WRL Zinio account to browse the collection

  • Go to the library’s Zinio website and follow the link to create an account.
  • Enter your library card number and click Validate.
  • Enter the required information and click the CREATE ACCOUNT button. (You will receive a welcome email confirming your new account.).
  • Click the login link in the confirmation email or return to the library’s Zinio Web page and log in to begin browsing the collection.

2. Create your Zinio.com account to read the magazines

  • To find a magazine, go to the library’s collection to browse the titles, and click a magazine cover to subscribe.
  • First-time users must enter an email address and password to create a free Zinio.com account (for subsequent visits use the SIGN IN HERE button).
  • In your Zinio.com account, your library magazine subscriptions will now display in the My Library tab.
  • To get back to the WRL collection click the browser tab that says "Return to Library Collection" at the top of your browser window.

Using the Zinio app for mobile devices

  • You will need to download the Zinio app to read magazines on your mobile device.
  • Visit your device’s app store to download and install the free Zinio Reader app. Note: Use the Zinio app only to read your magazines. Browse and subscribe using a Web browser and your library Zinio account.

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