eMagazine Help


Zinio is available for Chelsea District Library users and provides access to eMagazines.To access the library’s Zinio collection you must have a valid library card and  live in the library district. This service is provided in collaboration with our consortium partner, The Library Network (TLN).

Users will need to create two accounts; a Zinio Library account, and a Zinio Reading account. The Zinio Library account allows users to browse and checkout eMagazines from the consortium’s collection.  The Zinio Reading account allows the eMagazine to be read on a web browser or by using the Zinio app.

Current Issues – New eMagazine issues are released simultaneously with the print edition. Many are available before they arrive at your library and are ready for immediate download.

Easy Browsing – Browse your library’s collection of titles one at a time, search for your favorite magazines by title or use the convenient category feature to find new magazines which meet your needs.

Manage your Collection – Using the personal account that you create, you have the opportunity to checkout the magazines your choose and read them instantly on your computer (both PC and Mac) or access the content on a portable media device. (Note: viewing options, including the ability to download or view the content while online, may differ based on the device and/or magazine publisher.)

No Limits – Check out as many issues as you want and keep them in your account as long as you wish.

To go directly to the Zinio Library webpage, click the image below.


Creating the Zinio Library account

  • Click on this link to start:: http://www.chelsea.lib.mi.us/zinio
  • Click on Create New Account
  • Enter your library card number (14 digit number  on the back of your library card)
  • Enter First/Last name and a valid email address (remember that you will need the same address later)
  • Enter a password (must be at least 8 characters long) then Confirm password and Create Account
  • Click on Login…

Search for an eMagazine to Checkout

  • You can search for eMagazine titles by
    • Entering a title in the Title search box
    • Selecting a Genre from the pull-down menu box
    • Or browse them by eMagazine covers
  • When you find a title that you like, simply Click on the eMagazine cover or the title links
    • Zinio will display information about the eMagazine; description, Available on, Country, Language and Genre
    • If back issues are available they will be displayed also
  • Click on Checkout
    • a screen with your eMagazine choice will appear
  • Click on Start Reading…

Creating a Zinio Reader Account

  • You will be prompted to Login – Click on Create An Account
  • Enter First/Last name and the SAME valid email address/password that you created the Zinio Library account with.
  • Uncheck the Send me magazine discounts and Zinio news
  • Click Register to complete the Zinio Reading Account
  • You may have to Login with your email and password again.

TIPS for using your Zinio account

  • YOUR LIBRARY – click on this the see the eMagazines that you selected in the Zinio Library account
  • Zinio Reader allows users to SHOP MAGAZINES and will send you promotional material.


  • Account Settings – (Wagon wheel like icon  beside Your Library)
    • Preferences – Deselect “Let Zinio Decide” if you DO NOT want to receive regular email notifications from the commercial side of Zinio.com
    • Make sure the other Email Preferences radio buttons are set to “NO”
    • Finally Click SAVE CHANGES
  • To remove an eMagazine title from your library list – Click on Edit Your Reading List
  • Click on the X for titles you wish to delete
  • Click on Done when you are finished editing your list

Get the Zinio Reading App

The Zinio Reading App is available for:  iOS (Apple), Android, Windows 8, Mac, PC, Kindle Fire/HD/HDX

  • This app is available to download from the bottom of the Zinio Library Account page or the Zinio Reading Account page. You just need to click on the device or operating system that you have.

Zinio app for iOS

Zinio app for Android

Zinio for Windows 8

Zinio Reader for PC

Zinio for Kindle Fire/HD/HDX