If you are not already famililiar, Zinio is a free service that allows you to check out, download and enjoy whole digital editions of full color popular magazines on your computer or mobile device. Beginning June 27, Zinio will change its name to RBdigital and you will be able to download the new RBdigital app and enjoy the experience.
For those who already use Zinio, please read our frequently asked questions below about switching to the new RBdigital app.
When will the change happen?
The new app will be available on the morning of June 27. Zinio will go down beginning 5 p.m. on June 26 for approximately 14 hours to make the change. You will see the new RBdigital app and website on the morning of June 27.
What will happen to the Zinio for Libraries app installed on my device?
You may already be receiving notifications within the current Zinio for Libraries app alerting you to the availability of the new RBdigital app and give you the option to download it. The message will also show a counter counting down the timeframe for when the app will no longer function (currently planned for Sept. 8).
Message Text: “Zinio for Libraries has merged with RBdigital. In
At the bottom of the message are the following buttons: “Update to New App,” “Remind Me Later” and “Don’t Ask Me Again.”
If you haven’t received a message, you can download the new app any time after June 27.
Can I log in using my same username and password?
Yes. When you install the RBdigital app, you can log in with the same credentials used for the Zinio for Libraries app.
What will happen when the Zinio for Libraries app no longer works?
At the end of the countdown (currently planned for Sept. 8), the Zinio for Libraries app will be locked and there will be a message encouraging you to download the new app, but you cannot access the new app until it is downloaded and installed.
Message Text: “Zinio for Libraries has merged with RBdigital. To access your magazine collection, please download the new RBdigital app now by clicking here. Note: Your username and password will remain the same.”
The Zinio for Libraries app will remain on the device until it is deleted. When the Zinio for Libraries app is deleted, all downloaded magazines will be removed from your device, freeing up memory. The new RBdigital app will have all previous checkouts available, but those checkouts will need to be downloaded again, as needed.
You will need to take note of your previous checkouts prior to uninstalling the Zinio for Libraries app if you want to download them again. Library staff will not be able to recover a list of your past checkouts.
Will the look of the website access change?
The look of the website will not have any significant changes. Most of the improvements are to the app.
What will happen to the Zinio name?
Immediately after the launch of the new app, you will not see Zinio branding in the app. However, you will continue to see it when accessing the website. As we continue to develop the service, Zinio branding will no longer be used.
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