Digital Magazines Available at DPL - Now Easier to Use

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.

Zinio for downloadable magazines is much easier!

Effective Tuesday March 10, 2015, you only need to create one account to sign in and check out digital magazines.

1. One Account – New users will only need to create a SINGLE account to checkout and read magazines. A separate account for is no longer necessary.

2. HTML5 Viewer for PC/Mac – Allows you to read magazines from a web browser (NO need to download the Zinio Reader software or app)

  • Compatible with PC – IE10+, Chrome and Firefox
  • Compatible with Mac – Safari, Chrome and Firefox

3. NEW Zinio for Libraries READ ONLY Apps – Log in with your existing library credentials, download and read magazines off-line. This new app will only show the magazines you've checked out from the library.

* Coming soon for iPhone and Kindle Fire HD/HDX devices

4. If you are a power user who also subscribes to Zinio magazines on your own, you may continue to use the app. Use the Zinio app to manage magazines you purchased and magazines you checked out from the library together in one place. apps will continue to be available for iPhone, Kindle Fire HD/HDX, Win8, PC, MAC

5. You can now manage your magazine collection from the Zinio for Libraries collection page in your browser.

6. Expanded Browse and Manage Display – you may now set your search preference to view 16, 40, 100 magazines at a time, by magazine cover or list view.

7. Help (?) icon – Help is now more visible. On Mac or PC, the tools have moved to the left side of the screen. On the Zinio for Libraries app, tools have moved to the top of the screen.


Quick start guide for first time users:

  1. Always use the Denver Public Library Zinio page ( to search or browse for magazines.
  2. Click on the magazine(s) you would like to check out. Use the quick checkout button to get the current issue. Click or tap the magazine cover to see more info and to find back issues.
  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. Your magazines will now be in "My Library" in your DPL Library Zinio account and will be sent to the Zinio or Zinio for Libraries app on your mobile device.
  6. To add more magazines to your Library account return to

View the complete user guide.

Zinio for Libraries Apps are available for:

Zinio Apps are available for the following devices:

  • PC (Optional for offline reading)
  • Mac (Optional for offline reading)
  • iPhone (For all iPhone users; Zinio for Libraries app coming soon)
  • iPad (For power users with their own paid Zinio subscriptions)
  • Android (For power users who have their own paid Zinio subscriptions)
  • Kindle Fire (For all Kindle Fire users; Zinio for Libraries app coming soon)
  • Blackberry Playbook

Step-by-step instructions for Zinio on Desktop (PDF)
Step-by-step instructions for Zinio on Tablets (PDF)


Although there are a lot of steps, it only takes a few minutes, and if you follow the steps properly there should be no problems. Now I have several mags downloaded that I can read offline anytime I want. I am VERY HAPPY that the DPL is offering this, and continuing to look for ways to provide content to its customers. Thank you guys!

Any chance People Magazine will be added to the list of magazines to be viewed? It is the one I recently dropped my subscription to and would like to continue to read. I imagine that it won't be and I'll just have to check out the hard copies which is still better than paying for it!

People magazine is not available for library Zinio subscription at this time. Magazine publishers are making some titles available for library subscription and keeping some direct-to-consumer only. We will keep an eye out for it though - I know it would be popular!

Once our accounts are setup, can we login & read magazines using the computers at the library or will this only work on our personal devices?

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.

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