What you need:
1)To be a Dexter District Library resident with a current library card beginning in 29221. If you have an older card that does not begin with 29221, please come into the Library and have it replaced (for free.)
2)An email account
3)Ability to go online with a computer (pc or mac) or a portable device, including the iPhone®, iPad®, Android™, Kindle Fire™/Fire™ HD, Windows 8, Blackberry® Playbook™, and Nook® HD/HD+
What you need to do:
Zinio for Libraries requires you to create two account logins – a Library Collection Account to browse the collection, as well as a free zinio.com Viewer Account to read magazines online, or deliver those magazines to a Zinio Reader app on your computer or mobile device.
2)Click (or tap) on "Create New Account".
3)Enter your Dexter library card number (the number underneath the barcode on your library card) and click next.
4)Fill in your information, create a password, and click create account. (Password must have at least 7 characters and include letters and numbers.) You've just created the first of the two accounts, your Library Collection Account. You can see all the magazines in the library's collection.
5)Choose a magazine to check out and click on it.
6)Click on “Complete Checkout”. You are taken to a zinio.com page where you must create your Zinio viewer account. Use the SAME email and password you used previously (for the Library Collection account.) We recommend that you UNCHECK the “send me email updates” box to avoid lots of unwanted emails. (Zinio is also a commercial enterprise and they would like to try to sell you emagazine subscriptions).
8)Now you've created your Zinio viewer account. You will be taken to your Zinio viewer account showing Your Reading List, which includes the magazine you just selected. Please be patient. It may take a couple of minutes for the magazine that were just checked out to appear on your reading shelf.
9)Click on the cover of the magazine to open and read.
Whenever you wish to get additional titles from the library’s collection you need to return to The Library Network ‘s magazine collection page https://www.rbdigital.com/thelibrarynetworkmi/zinio (and log in if you're not already logged in.)
Click on another title, then click on “go to my checked out magazines.”
Please be aware that Zinio is also a retail business that sells emagazine subscriptions to individual consumers. Parts of their website are geared for doing that. You do not have to purchase anything to get the magazines from the library.
Important: You must set up your library collection account and zinio.com viewer account BEFORE setting up your iPad viewer app (or any other device's Zinio viewer app).
To enhance your magazine issue viewing experience, the Zinio viewer app is available for iPad and Android tablets for viewing magazines by downloading and reading offline. The App is a READER ONLY, meaning you must return to the library collection whenever you wish to choose additional magazines or issues and check them out. In other words, you cannot use the app to get the magazines from the library, you can only use the app to read the magazines.
After setting up your library collection account and your Zinio.com viewer account, download and install the app from your device's app store. There is a zinio.com page with links for getting apps, if you wish to use it.
Use the same Zinio.com viewer account email and password you created earlier to connect your magazines to your iPad or other device app.
In the app settings, it is also recommended that you UNCHECK the box on the settings screen to NOT receive updates/promotions.
Please note: Although you can check out magazines from within your web browser, you will need to use the app to actually read them on a mobile device.