Digital Magazines






Free from your library…full digital copies of your favorite magazines!

  • Easily view magazines on your computer or mobile device
  • Unlimited access to almost 100 magazines
  • Ability to permanently store issues on your device
  • Full cover-to-cover issues are available 24/7

Zinio provides a quick and easy way for you to read digital copies of your favorite magazines. Zinio’s unique digital platform recreates a magazine page-for-page, including highly visual full-color pictures, while taking the reading experience even further through intuitive navigation, key word article search and interactive rich media elements such as audio and video. Consumer Reports, Car & Driver, Good Housekeeping, ESPN Magazine and Esquire are just a few of the popular titles that are available.

*This service is free for you to use but does require a valid email address and library card number.


  • When first accessing Zinio, you will be asked to create an account with Recorded Books
  • Once you have selected a magazine, you will be asked to create a second account with Zinio
    • Please note this is not the same account you created when first accessing the site
    • Please use the same email address for both accounts
  • Please note: Mobile devices may require you to download a free app to view your magazine

  View the Zinio User Guide for more details on how to set-up and use your Zinio account.

Questions? View the Zinio FAQ page or call the library at 515-278-3945, option 2.

Click here for a complete list of digital magazine titles available from the Urbandale Public Library