Money Saving Monday: Free Digital Magazines!!


 Welome back to Money Saving Monday!  Today I am going to show you how to save money and get digital magazines for free!  




If you have a library card or account, check to see if they subscribe to Zinio.  Zinio is a digital magazine service that offers over 5,000 digital magazines.


If you log into, and sign up, you will have to pay subscription fees.  BUT, if you log in and set up an account through your library, you can get TONS of digital magazines for FREE!!  You are just limited to the magazines your library subscribes to.





My library has great titles to pick from!!






What is Zinio?


Zinio is full free access to magazines, digitally through your local library.  View full digital copies of your favorite magazines! You see the exact same material you get in print‚ plus some magazines include features like video, audio and live links(download recipes to your digital recipe box). Magazine issues are not checked out so they’re always available any time. Read online or download issues to your computer or mobile device to read offline. You must have a current Library card to use this collection. My library subscribes to 100 magazines.


How does Zinio work?


After setting up your accounts, you can browse popular magazines, and subscribe to and read them for free on your PC, Mac and mobile device. The magazines are full-color, just like the print version. Once you subscribe to a magazine, you can view and enjoy till the end of the year or until you delete your subscription.


How do I get started?

1. Set up a library system account at your local library or online.

2. Create a Library Zinio account (email address required).

3. You will need to create a account (same email address as above required).

4. Simply log in to your library account online, and there will be a Zinio tab, where you can pick from tons of magazines.

What devices work with Zinio?


PC and Mac computers; iPad, iPhone, Android, Kindle Fire, and Blackberry Playbook devices.  Zinio Reader works with Windows XP, 2000, Me, 98, and NT operating systems, as well as Apple Macintosh OS X Versions 10.1, 10.2, and 10.3.


How long can I use them for?


Unlike library magazine copies, you can download digital copies indefinitely.   They do not need to be returned.  Simply download to your pc or mac for unlimited use.  You an even download back issues up to 3 times!


Fun Facts:


The Zinio Reader has highlight and note features that mimic the way we use paper magazines. Highlight key passages that you want to return to, or jot yourself a reminder about a product of interest that you want to research, or an event you want to attend.



I hope you enjoyed this Money Saving Tip.  Check back next Monday for another one, and if you missed last week’s you can read it here.


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