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Save Hundreds on magazines, read them for free! (Economist, New Scientist, Lonely Planet, Good Food, just to name a few)
Save Hundreds on magazines, read them for free! (Economist, New Scientist, Lonely Planet, Good Food, just to name a few)

Save Hundreds on magazines, read them for free! (Economist, New Scientist, Lonely Planet, Good Food, just to name a few)

Some of the titles available (Latest and back fill magazines):
The Economist,
New Scientist,
Radio Times,
Hello,
BBC Good Food,
Lonely Planet,
What Car?,
Top Gear,
Dog Care,
Advanced Photography,
etc...

This offer is brought to you by the London Libraries Consortium.

Register with your nearest library, can even do this online. For example Hackney:
hackney.gov.uk/lib…ies

Once you have picked up your library card from the library (some may offer you a card number instantly, I am not 100% sure), you can then register to use the Zinio online library:
rbdigital.com/llc…nio

Libraries within the London Library Consortium:
Barking & Dagenham
Bexley
Brent
Bromley
Ealing
Enfield
Hackney
Harrow
Havering
Kingston
Lewisham
Luton
Merton
Newham
Redbridge
Sutton
Tower Hamlets
Waltham Forest

I think this is a cracking deal that could easily save you >£250 a year (based on reading one £5 magazine weekly), please vote it hot so others can find this!

27 Comments

Original Poster

Just realised there is an app for this, for Android it is called:

Zinio for Libraries (allowing you to read offline too)!

Works with any library in the UK.
No time restrictions either.

Pootled19 m ago

Works with any library in the UK.No time restrictions either.

Is this for certain? No mention on castle point website, they do have borrowbox, can't see magazines on that one.

Essex libraries, Kent libraries and East Sussex libraries use rbdigital for e-magazines. Interestingly the range of magazines seems to differ locally. Still good though.

free Playboy as well

I have done this. Thanks. Is there a way to download them to read offline. I've tried installing Zinio offline reader but it doesn't accept my Zinio for libraries account details.

luvsadealdealdeal

free Playboy as well


What's the point if your already online (_;)

There's an app specifically for the library version. 'Zinio for libraries'. Work really well!
Edited by: "TheHordeofTravesties" 8th Jul

Posted many times I downloaded it years ago ,never buy magazines anymore

TheHordeofTravesties

There's an app specifically for the library version. 'Zinio for … There's an app specifically for the library version. 'Zinio for libraries'. Work really well!



Thanks. I've downloaded this app but when I log on to it I get an error message that says something like safari cannot open this page (iphone 4s).

Zinio reader 5 works for pc. You can set up an account and sync your Library card.
It then allows you to view off line.
Also available for iOS and Android.
It does vary from county to county as to what magazine is available.

I entered my credentials for Ealing Libraries but all I received was a really helpful error message "Something went wrong creating your New Account".

I have this, but I could never find The Economist on the list. Does anyone else have a similar issue?

Heat added, OP.

Banned

Never knew about this, very useful. Thanks, heat up

This is a great deal. Hot from me!

Can anyone share their login for this? I can't get to a library to activate.

excellent find will check it out

Original Poster

shoomshoom

I have this, but I could never find The Economist on the list. Does … I have this, but I could never find The Economist on the list. Does anyone else have a similar issue?Heat added, OP.



As an earlier poster mentioned, perhaps it is limited on a per-library basis, the London Consortium has the Economist - there is nothing stopping you from registering with another library.

Original Poster

dashforth

I entered my credentials for Ealing Libraries but all I received was a … I entered my credentials for Ealing Libraries but all I received was a really helpful error message "Something went wrong creating your New Account".



The card number has to be in a specific format, you may have to pop into your actual library to pick up the card as the number on the website (at least in my case) was not the same as on the library card (what is required to register for the magazines).

Pootled

Zinio reader 5 works for pc. You can set up an account and sync your … Zinio reader 5 works for pc. You can set up an account and sync your Library card.It then allows you to view off line.Also available for iOS and Android.It does vary from county to county as to what magazine is available.



Thanks.

dashforth

I entered my credentials for Ealing Libraries but all I received was a … I entered my credentials for Ealing Libraries but all I received was a really helpful error message "Something went wrong creating your New Account".



It did this with me for my local library so I had to contact the main St.helens library which said that their admin console did not have an account with me even though I could log in to St.helens library website. They created an account for me with my email and a new password which now works (library card number not needed to view magazines).
Edited by: "whoMODStheMODS" 9th Jul

Thanks OP - I remember trying this a year ago and my area wasn't supported. Tried again and good news - Cambridgeshire now is.

Booger. If only it was nationwide. Ah well..great if you can get it

smeeghead3 h, 57 m ago

Booger. If only it was nationwide. Ah well..great if you can get it


It is nation wide.
Also you can join other county's libraries.

Oddly some magazine are limited in copies. They don't tell you but when you try and check out the economist they say all copies are gone. My library says they only have 25 copies so it can't be all that popular oddly?

Still you can join at many libraries even if you are not local so long as you have proof of address somewhere.

Dechilo

Libraries within the London Library Consortium: Barking & Dagenham; … Libraries within the London Library Consortium: Barking & Dagenham; Bexley; Brent; Bromley; Ealing; Enfield; Hackney; Harrow; Havering; Kingston; Lewisham; Luton; Merton; Newham; Redbridge; Sutton; Tower Hamlets; Waltham Forest



My borough isn’t one of those listed, so I just picked Barking (the first in the list) and it worked. Thanks, OP

As an earlier poster mentioned, perhaps it is limited on a per-library basis, the London Consortium has the Economist - there is nothing stopping you from registering with another library.[/quote]

Will definitely check it out. Which library are you registered with? I might register with that if you can access TE
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