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Free magazine subscriptions via Zinio from your local library

PeterLeePeterLee

Couldn't find anything about this on the site and it definitely should be on here. If you are a member of your local library, you can get access to loads of magazine subscriptions for free (list below) to your tablet device or computer. You do need to install zinio and register for an account, but then it is really simple select which magazine(s) you want. There are quite a few great titles there too.

Aeroplane
Astronomy
Boat International
Coast
Countryfile Magazine
Fortean Times
International Tattoo Art
.net
Android Magazine
Computer Shopper
Digital Arts
Gamesmaster
HDVideoPro
iPad & iPhone User
MacUser
25 Beautiful Homes
25 Beautiful Kitchens
Country Homes & Interiors
Country Living UK
House and Garden
House Beautiful UK
Homes & Gardens
Ideal Home
Living Etc
Arts & Crafts
Best
Brides
Cosmopolitan UK
Diva
Easy Living
Elle
Elle Decor
Esquire UK
GT (Gay Times)
Glamour UK
Good Housekeeping UK
Harper’s Bazaar UK
GQ UK
HELLO! magazine
Instyle UK
Marie Claire UK
Martha Stewart Living
O, The Oprah Magazine
Woman & Home
Woman's Weekly
Aperture
Architectural Record
Artists & Illustrators
ARTnews
CrossStitcher
Digital SLR Photography
Knit Wear
Modern Patchwork
New York Review of Books
Quilting Arts Magazine
The Writer
Woodworker's Journal
Cycling Plus
Golf Monthly
Health & Fitness
Health & Fitness Look Younger Naturally
Health & Fitness Tone up in 10 Minutes
Health & Fitness Women’s Guide to Running
Horse & Hound
Men's Fitness UK
Men's Health UK
Mountain Bike Rider
Thrasher Skateboard Magazine
Powder
World Soccer
BBC Good Food
BBC Easycook
BBC Olive
Decanter
Weight Watchers
Billboard Magazine
Classic Rock
Gramophone Magazine
Guitarist
NME
Rolling Stone
100% Biker
Auto Express
Classic & Sports Car
Classic Bike Guide
F1 Racing UK
Fast Car
Britain
Condé Nast Travel
National Geographic Traveller
National Geographic
New Scientist
Popular Science
Harvard Business Review
Newsweek

Just go to your local library's website and search for Zinio. I added a link for Edinburgh's libraries. You can also view this site http://www.wfhowes.co.uk/digital/digital-magazines-and-books/zinio
for more info.

Enjoy!

PS. On a related note - for all those BB haters out there - Zinio works brilliantly on a BB Playbook.

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    PeterLee
    I had trouble registering online as well to be honest - as I mentioned above - I popped into the library and got it sorted in 5 mins. Well worth the trip. :)
    samjcribb
    PeterLee
    I had trouble registering online as well to be honest - as I mentioned above - I popped into the library and got it sorted in 5 mins. Well worth the trip. :)


    Cheers, I think I'll mention next time I'm there then; certainly worth it!
    kunjoosewala
    Excellent stuff I notice the economist isn't listed on my library site but is on zinio app. Does that mean that I can view it free?
    kekvirag
    kekvirag
    JJMPSP
    Still confused how this works. When I try login to the link above, I get greeted with this message:

    "Your account is awaiting approval."


    I guess we just have to wait for the library to approve it?

    kekvirag
    JJMPSP
    Still confused how this works. When I try login to the link above, I get greeted with this message:

    "Your account is awaiting approval."


    I guess we just have to wait for the library to approve it?


    Actually I have just got this e-mail:

    Many thanks for your interest in W.F Howes Ltd website.

    The web page you are trying to access is designed for the lending library services. The log in feature on the website is specifically designed to allow key library staff members to access confidential information. Therefore at this time your request for approval has been declined. If we have misunderstood your role within the library network then we do apologise and would request that you confirm your position or email address at your working location and try again.

    You will still be able to view titles available through library lending services and update reviews if you wish to do so. However if you would like to purchase audio books for your own personal enjoyment you can do so at http://www.wholestoryaudio.co.uk

    If you are trying to access the OneClickDigital service unfortunately you are accessing the wrong web site. In order to sign up for OneClickDigital you need to first access the web page of your local library and then look for the OneClick logo or the option to access e-audio books.

    Kind regards

    Jacquie Park
    Customer Service Officer
    Tel: 01664 423000
    Fax: 01664 423005
    Email: [email protected]

    A bit confused now... :S
    PeterLee
    kekvirag - where is your local library? i.e. where are you based?
    PeterLee
    kunjoosewala
    Excellent stuff I notice the economist isn't listed on my library site but is on zinio app. Does that mean that I can view it free?


    I don't think that the Economist is available via the library. You can register via Zinio, but not sure what the subscription cost would be... Newsweek is free though.
    kekvirag
    PeterLee
    kekvirag - where is your local library? i.e. where are you based?


    I live in Ipswich, I checked the Suffolk County Library webpage, they don't have this OneClickDigital logo on the website, or I am just unable to find it. I have found a 'Search for e-books' section. Unfortunately no magazines, and quite limited selection in the categories I would be interested in. Anyway I registered for it... who knows maybe they will add some magazines or join this OneClickDigital later.
    PeterLee
    @kekvirag

    I tried looking for variations of the edinburgh link - e.g. http://rbdg.envionsoftware.com:8080/suffolk/zinio
    but no joy.

    As before, suggest you either phone up or just pop in to the library to ask if this is something they offer.
    Mr cool
    will,check this out!
    nicnicnicnic
    There is 'Suffolk County Libraries' on the list. I have just registered, waiting for approval.[/quote]

    Hi, can I ask you how you did this? I searched on the Suffolk County Library page but there were no results for Zinio, I couldn't find anything through Google either.
    Thanks
    kekvirag
    nicnicnicnic
    There is 'Suffolk County Libraries' on the list. I have just registered, waiting for approval.


    Hi, can I ask you how you did this? I searched on the Suffolk County Library page but there were no results for Zinio, I couldn't find anything through Google either.
    Thanks[/quote]

    Hi, if you read the my comments following that you already know, that the link I used for registering turned out to be only for librarians. So I am afraid I don't have an answer either. :(
    kekvirag
    PeterLee
    @kekvirag

    I tried looking for variations of the edinburgh link - e.g. http://rbdg.envionsoftware.com:8080/suffolk/zinio
    but no joy.

    As before, suggest you either phone up or just pop in to the library to ask if this is something they offer.


    Ok, thanks anyway, I will check with them, next time I return my books.
    nicnicnicnic
    Hi, no I didn't see your comment following that, this is the second time I've posted on this website still getting used to the layout, sorry to waste your time.
    craig guy
    PeterLee
    Couldn't find anything about this on the site and it definitely should be on here. If you are a member of your local library, you can get access to loads of magazine subscriptions for free (list below) to your tablet device or computer. You do need to install zinio and register for an account, but then it is really simple select which magazine(s) you want. There are quite a few great titles there too.AeroplaneAstronomyBoat InternationalCoastCountryfile MagazineFortean TimesInternational Tattoo Art.netAndroid MagazineComputer ShopperDigital ArtsGamesmasterHDVideoProiPad & iPhone UserMacUser25 Beautiful Homes25 Beautiful KitchensCountry Homes & InteriorsCountry Living UKHouse and GardenHouse Beautiful UKHomes & GardensIdeal HomeLiving EtcArts & CraftsBestBridesCosmopolitan UKDivaEasy LivingElleElle DecorEsquire UKGT (Gay Times)Glamour UKGood Housekeeping UKHarper’s Bazaar UKGQ UKHELLO! magazineInstyle UKMarie Claire UKMartha Stewart LivingO, The Oprah MagazineWoman & HomeWoman's WeeklyApertureArchitectural RecordArtists & IllustratorsARTnewsCrossStitcherDigital SLR PhotographyKnit WearModern PatchworkNew York Review of BooksQuilting Arts MagazineThe WriterWoodworker's JournalCycling PlusGolf MonthlyHealth & FitnessHealth & Fitness Look Younger NaturallyHealth & Fitness Tone up in 10 MinutesHealth & Fitness Women’s Guide to RunningHorse & HoundMen's Fitness UKMen's Health UKMountain Bike RiderThrasher Skateboard MagazinePowderWorld SoccerBBC Good FoodBBC EasycookBBC OliveDecanterWeight WatchersBillboard MagazineClassic RockGramophone MagazineGuitaristNMERolling Stone100% BikerAuto ExpressClassic & Sports CarClassic Bike GuideF1 Racing UKFast CarBritainCondé Nast TravelNational Geographic TravellerNational GeographicNew ScientistPopular ScienceHarvard Business ReviewNewsweekJust go to your local library's website and search for Zinio. I added a link for Edinburgh's libraries. You can also view this site http://www.wfhowes.co.uk/digital/digital-magazines-and-books/ziniofor more info.Enjoy!PS. On a related note - for all those BB haters out there - Zinio works brilliantly on a BB Playbook.
    craig guy
    best free post for a long time, thanks for all your work. ive called my local library, they are going to investigate. HEAT added
    Lukeyboy1997
    Thurrock or Basildon don`t either
    hallanthony
    Cheers great offer, joined the West Berkshire library today and downloaded a few magazines already - will save me from having to read a few in Tesco :)
    tusker
    PeterLee
    kunjoosewala
    Excellent stuff I notice the economist isn't listed on my library site but is on zinio app. Does that mean that I can view it free?


    I don't think that the Economist is available via the library. You can register via Zinio, but not sure what the subscription cost would be... Newsweek is free though.


    From what I have seen libraries choose the magazine titles they wish to have available for their members from a master list. I think I saw somewhere that there are over 300 titles on that list. Bucks libraries have a sub-set of 75 available titles, and for us, the Economist is one of the available titles.
    tusker
    kekvirag
    kekvirag
    JJMPSP
    Still confused how this works. When I try login to the link above, I get greeted with this message:

    "Your account is awaiting approval."


    I guess we just have to wait for the library to approve it?

    kekvirag
    JJMPSP
    Still confused how this works. When I try login to the link above, I get greeted with this message:

    "Your account is awaiting approval."


    I guess we just have to wait for the library to approve it?


    Actually I have just got this e-mail:

    Many thanks for your interest in W.F Howes Ltd website.

    The web page you are trying to access is designed for the lending library services. The log in feature on the website is specifically designed to allow key library staff members to access confidential information. Therefore at this time your request for approval has been declined. If we have misunderstood your role within the library network then we do apologise and would request that you confirm your position or email address at your working location and try again.

    You will still be able to view titles available through library lending services and update reviews if you wish to do so. However if you would like to purchase audio books for your own personal enjoyment you can do so at http://www.wholestoryaudio.co.uk

    If you are trying to access the OneClickDigital service unfortunately you are accessing the wrong web site. In order to sign up for OneClickDigital you need to first access the web page of your local library and then look for the OneClick logo or the option to access e-audio books.

    Kind regards

    Jacquie Park
    Customer Service Officer
    Tel: 01664 423000
    Fax: 01664 423005
    Email: [email protected]

    A bit confused now... :S


    I think this rather long pdf is the best one I have found which explains the admittedly rather complex hoops one has to jump through to gain access to the magazine available through you local library, always assuming they have signed up to the scheme: http://www.keepandshare.com/doc/3975638/zinio-patron-user-guide-5-14-12-pdf-may-14-2012-12-41-pm-977k?da=y
    chrispycarrot
    goliath
    Westminster council takes part in the Zinio magazine subscription. Non residents of Westminster can still enrol for a library card which can then be used to access this offer.

    The link to join https://www.westminster.gov.uk/mywestminster/account/sign-up/


    Hi, I'm a member of westminster libraries (I have a library card with a membership number) - how did you access the Zinio magazines?

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