Zinio eMagazines is a great NEW service from Glasgow Libraries which lets you read digital copies of your favourite magazines for FREE with exactly the same pictures, layout and text as in print.
The eMagazines are available from home, or indeed anywhere in the world where you have a computer, an Internet connection and an email account and can be read on your computer, a smartphone or tablet.
Over 100 magazines are currently available covering everything from food to sport and technology to entertainment! Titles include Good Food; Men’s Fitness; Golf Monthly; Motorsport News; Computer Music; MacFormat; National Geographic; Home & Garden; Rolling Stone; Hello! and much more.
Simply visit our online catalogue and sign up to:
If you are a first time user you should read our User Guide.
If you are not already a library member it's easy to sign up online and start borrowing right away. New eMagazine users will need to confirm that they are members of Glasgow Libraries. Enter your Glasgow library card number, your name, email address and a password. You only have to do this when you first join. Zinio will send you a joining email. Just follow the link in the email to activate your account.
The next step is to select which magazines to read. There's no limit, so there's nothing to stop you selecting all the magazines to which the library has subscribed.
You will then need to set up another Zinio account to give you unique personal access, by entering your email address and a password again. Your personal account will be customised to show only the magazines you wish to read. To read the magazines, you can download Zinio Reader 4 directly from Zinio. Reader 4 is an application which allows you to read magazines even when you are offline.
You can download a wide range of magazines free from the library, but if you wish to look further the Zinio website has many more magazines which you will have to pay for separately. You will never need to pay for any of the magazines provided by the library.