Impatient for the latest news commentary or fashion magazine? Do you enjoy recipes, hobbies, or popular culture? For many years, the Library has provided hundreds of fascinating and information-packed magazines in glossy, paper format. Now your Library is pleased to offer unlimited online access to many of these titles and more.
With your Urbana Free Library card and the Library's partnership with Zinio Digital Magazines, issues are available 24/7. You can read them online cover-to-cover, download them to your computer, or use apps to display your choices on your tablet or mobile device. No more waiting. You can keep your choices as long as you want! Subscribe to titles so you’re notified when new issues are available.
Libary staff have selected almost 100 of your favorite popular magazines, including Consumer Reports, Dwell, Newsweek, and Smart Money. Titles new to the LIbary include, Do It Yourself, the Food Network Magazine, and Juxtapoz Art & Culture.
- Go to https://www.rbdigital.com/urbanafreeil/zinio to create an account.
- You will need to complete two steps to activate your Zinio access. One to create an account and one to set up an online Zinio viewer.
- Use the same email address and password for each.
- Use your library card number to log in and create an account.
- Zinio (aka RB digital) will send you an email, which you must confirm to activate your account.
- Create and log in to your personal Zinio Viewer account.
- This option will appear after you select your first magazine.
- When registering the viewer account, under personal preferences, you will get an option to update your email account. This will allow you to receive notification when new issues of your selected magazines are available.
- After you’ve completed the above two steps, you will be able to read your magazines online.
- If you decide later that you want to download the magazines to your computer or your handheld device, additional apps and software are available for you on the Zinio Viewer website.
The Adult Services librarians are happy to answer your Zinio questions or help you get started. Just give us a call at 217-367-4405.
The Zinio User Guide and the Video listed below may also help.
The Urbana Free Library Zinio Collection:
American Patchwork & Quilting
Backyard & Garden Design Ideas
Car and Driver
Cloth Paper Scissors
Deck, Patio & Pool
Destination Weddings & Honeymoons
Do It Yourself
Every Day with Rachael Ray
Food Network Magazine
Harvard Business Review
Juxtapoz Art & Culture Magazine
Kiplinger's Personal Finance
Kitchen & Baths
Ladies Home Journal
Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist
Martha Stewart Living
Martha Stewart Weddings
Mother Earth News
National Geographic Traveler Interactive
The New Yorker (2015-)
O, The Oprah Magazine
Taste of Home