Digital Magazines Available at DPL!

Zinio digital Magazines

Zinio for libraries offers full digital copies of your favorite magazines to view on your computer or mobile device. We have subscriptions to over 200 popular and specialty magazines. Your DPL library card will give you unlimited access to this entire collection. Best of all, titles do not have to be returned and do not expire.

Quick start guide for first time users:

Please note you must create two accounts, a DPL Library Zinio account to browse the Library collection, and a Reader account to view the magazines on your computer or mobile device:

  1. Go to the Denver Public Library Zinio page (
  2. Click on the magazine(s) you would like to check out.
  3. First time users select "Create Account." Enter your library card number then click “Validate.”
  4. Create a DPL Library Zinio account with an email address and a password.
  5. Once you have checked out your magazine(s) you will then be asked to create a free Reader account to view your magazines. Tip: you must use the same email address for both accounts.
  6. Your magazines will now be in "My Library" in your DPL Library Zinio account and can be downloaded to your computer or mobile device.
  7. To add more magazines to your Library account return to

View the complete user guide.

Zinio Apps are available for the following devices: PC, Mac, iPhone, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire and Blackberry Playbook.

Step-by-step instructions for Zinio on Desktop & Laptop Computers (PDF)
Step-by-step instructions for Zinio on Tablets and Smartphones (PDF)


You can read most magazines on the computers at the library. There are a few titles that the publishers only offer through the Zinio Reader 4 app. Those can only be read on a personal device.

This is really terrific.

I LOVE this! Thanks so much for the great selection! :-)

This might be nice if it worked. I'm told my password doesn't match my account, and then if I try "Forgot your password" I'm told I have no profile. Is this because I'm trying this on the last day of a holiday weekend? Or does DPL not realize that there are no federal and state holidays on the internet. So far I'm very disappointed.

I had the exact same experience, Jim, and I wrote to the company. They just have a very messed up website, poor customer service, and THE most difficult signup processes I may have ever encountered. And where are the free magazines? Everything I opened was a regular print subscription rate. Well, DPL, do you have any help for us in finding the free magazines? I did eventually get signed up but not without a lot of frustration and redoing. In the meantime, I think I'll just go downtown and pickup the mags I want.

I'm sorry you had trouble, Jim. Getting started in Zinio is a complex process. Did you activate your account from the confirmation email? The confirmation email is fairly generic. The subject is "Library Account Confirmation" from "Your Library." Or you may be able to return to DPL's Zinio page at to sign in and re-send the email confirmation. If that doesn't work, you might want to review the complete User Guide which illustrates the process step-by-step. If you continue to have trouble, please use either the Zinio support link on DPL's Zinio page or send an email to with your name, library card number and the email address you used for Zinio.

I have the same problem as Jim. None of the suggestions work.

BTW, these separate sign ins and accounts for library materials are a pain, even when they do work. There must be some way for these outside services to recognize and use our library info.

It seems to work just fine. Do you think the library purposely makes it difficult? I feel lucky we get any of these things - for free - and yes I know I pay taxes but I'm getting a heck of a lot more out of it than I pay in. Be grateful.

This feature is awesome! I'm so excited to have access to all this reading material- and the best part is it can be downloaded for reading offline. Thank you DPS!

what a great feature. thank you so much for expanding digital options through our library system!

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