Thursday, March 28, 2013

eMagazines for eAster

The library is going to be closed for 4 days over the Easter break and it looks like it's going to be cold outside so what better time to download an eMagazine and curl up somewhere cosy and read in comfort.

The library has subscribed to a service called Zinio that allows you to download and keep the latest issue of over 250 Australian and international magazines. The most popular title in the collection so far has been 'Better Homes and Gardens' closely followed by 'Australian Good Taste' and 'The New Scientist'.

In order to use Zinio you will need to set up 2 accounts: an ERL Zinio account to select your magazines and a account to read them.

Setting up an ERL Zinio account
Connect to the ERL Zinio page using your internet browser.
Click the Create Account button.
Enter your library card number, click Validate.
Enter your email address, password and name.
Click Create Account (a validation email is sent to your nominated email account).
Check your email account for an email from RB Digital Portal.
Click on the link in the email to activate your account.

Select eMagazines
Connect to the ERL Zinio page using your internet browser.
Login with your email address and password.
The covers of all available magazines from the library will display
Click on an eMagazine to place it in your ERL Zinio account.
A new window opens asking you to create a account.

Set up a account to read and manage eMagazines
Once you have created an ERL Zinio account you must create a account.
Enter the same name, email and password that you used for your ERL Zinio account.
You will be asked to fill in a personal preferences form but none of the responses are obligatory. Complete the form and click Submit.
If you already have a Zinio account click Sign In Here and sign in to your account.
The eMagazine you selected will be in your Zinio account. Click on it to start reading.

Read eMagazines
Go to
Click on Log In at the top right of the screen and enter your email and password.
Click on Read to view the eMagazines you have selected.
Click on the eMagazine cover to open and read.

Important note follows..... To get new issues of a title you must log in to your ERL Zinio account and then add the new issue to your account.

Zinio Apps
As well as reading eMagazines through your web browser you can also read them through apps for PC, Mac, iPhone, iPad, Android and Blackberry. These are available at the bottom of the ERL Zinio page.

Read eMagazines Offline 
You must be online to select eMagazines and download them.
Open your ERL Zinio account and select an eMagazine.
Open the Zinio app on your mobile device.
Select an eMagazine to download.
When the download is complete you can read that eMagazine offline.
Only eMagazines that have been downloaded through the Zinio app can be read offline.

Additional Information
There is no loan period for Zinio eMagazines.
There is no limit to the number of eMagazines you can download.
Your account is personal and cannot be viewed or checked by library staff.
You can use your account to purchase other eMagazine titles from the commercial Zinio site.

eNjoy your eAster eMagazine eReading!!

Cheers, ePaul.

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