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Stratford Public Library will not be renewing its subscription to Zinio digital magazines after June 30, 2017.  Any issues that you have downloaded before June 30th will continue to be available to you after that date unless you delete it from your account.  Please contact the library for information about digital magazine services through Flipster available to you after June 30, 2017.

What do you need? 

  1. Your Library SPL Card
  2. An account
  3. A mobile or desktop device to read your magazines 
  4. If using mobile, you need the Zinio for Libraries app: zinio.com/apps


Follow these instructions to help you get started. 

Available Titles

The Library has over 60 subscriptions to popular magazine titles including Azure, Cottage Life, Elle, The Economist, Mental_Floss, Newsweek, Organic Life,  and Rolling Stone.  Browse or search the collection to see if your favourite title is there, or find something new.


How many magazines can I borrow?
There is no limit on the number of magazines you can check out.

Do I have to return the magazines?
No. You can keep them as long as you like or delete them from your account when you're done with them.

Can I get past issues of a magazine?
Yes. Check individual magazine titles for back issues. 

Why are some magazines not available?
Magazine publishers decide which magazines to offer through the Zinio for Libraries service. Some popular titles are not available to libraries.

What do I do if I already have a personal Zinio.com account and now I want to start using the library version?
Check out a magazine in the Statford Public Library version of Zinio and create an account using the same email address you use for your personal Zinio.com account. When you sign in to Zinio.com, you will find your library magazine checkouts in your account.

Can I print from a magazine?
Print options are determined by the publisher. Some will allow you to print a single page, a range of pages or none at all. In order to print you must be logged in to your Zinio account using a browser or the PC/Mac app. Click the printer button on the bottom left side of the screen. Printing is not available from the mobile app.

I'm receiving promotional emails from Zinio. How do I unsubscribe?

  1. Sign in to your account on the zinio.com site.
  2. Choose Preferences from the Account Settings menu on the left side of the screen.
  3. Change your email preferences to No and click Save Changes.

How do I delete a magazine once I have checked it out?

  1. Sign in to your account on the zinio.com site.
  2. In Your Library, click Edit your reading list.
  3. Click the X on each magazine you want to delete.
  4. Click Done.