Zinio - Getting Started & Help

You will need a device with Internet access, an email account, and a Coralville Public Library card.

You will create a Zinio account by clicking on the link from the Coralville Public Library website.  From the Library’s eBooks, etc. page, click the Zinio icon. In the top right corner, click “Create New Account.” You will be asked for a library barcode. Enter the barcode number from your CPL card without any spaces and click “Next.” Fill in the form and click “Next.”  Once you have your account, you will just log in using this email and password. 

You may download  a Zinio for Libraries app to your mobile device if you wish to read magazine issues while not online. Log into it using your email and password.

Congratulations you are now on Zinio! Continue reading for how to check-out and access Zinio magazines.

Check out magazines from CPL once you have Accounts

Any time you want to check out a new magazine issue from the library’s collection, you will start at the Coralville Public Library's (CPL) eBooks, etc. page and click on the Zinio link. You cannot check out the Library’s subscriptions from the personal Zinio.com page.
Log in to your library Zinio account by clicking on “Log In” in the upper right corner of the page. You may then search the library’s collection by browsing, by entering a title in the Title Search box in the upper left of the page, or by choosing a Genre from the pull-down menu on the right that says “All Genres.” When you find a title you are interested in, you may click on either the cover image or the title below to see all available issues. You may also click on “Checkout Now” under the issue you wish to check out.
If you have not yet logged in to your library Zinio account, you will need to at this point.

Reading magazine issues at a later time

Any time you’d like to access the magazines you have checked out, either open your app or log in from the CPL website. Once logged in, click on the “my collection” link in the upper right corner. 


Still need help? Call us at 319.248.1850, e-mail us at reference@coralville.org, or ask us in person at the reference desk.