It's Zinio. The world's largest newsstand is available at your library!

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View full digital copies of your favorite magazines; some issues have special features like video, audio and live links. Issues are available anytime! Read online or download current or back issues to your computer or mobile device. You'll need a current Calcasieu Parish Public Library card! The library subscribes to over 160 magazines ranging from news, science & technology, sports, and travel. 

  • New users read the helpful info below.
  • Returning users, login.


User Guides, Support & List of Titles

User guideFAQs or view the videos below. 

Need additional help? Send an email to or contact 337-721-7116.



What Do I Need?

You'll need:

  • A computer/device with internet access
  • Calcasieu Parish Public Library card
  • A valid email address
  • A Zinio for Libraries (library collection) account.
    • You may view the issue within a browser or download the Zinio for Libraries app (iPad/Android) or the app (iPhone). (You will be prompted to create one if you are new to Zinio.)
      • The two accounts combined enables Library patrons to read magazines from the Library's collection plus allows you to sync your magazines across devices.
  • Optional for reading magazines: a mobile device with the Zinio for Libraries or app installed
    • (Quick tip: iPad, iPhone and Android users, before downloading the Zinio for Libraries (iPad/Android) or app (iPhone), follow steps below.) 


First time users

First Time Users - Create an Account:

(Quick tip: iPad/iPhone and Android users, before downloading the Zinio app, follow steps below.) 

  • Connect to the Calcasieu Parish Library Zinio collection webpage using your browser; NOT the app
  • Click Create New Account button (top right hand side of page)
  • Enter your library card #
  • Click Validate
  • Enter your email address/password/name
  • Click Create Account
    • A confirmation email will be sent from RB Digital Portal.
  • Click on the link within the email to complete activation.
  • Return to the Zinio webpage
  • Click Return to Login
  • Type your email address and password

NOTE: You must view the Library's Zinio webpage to select/checkout a magazine. Viewing the issue can be done via the browser or Zinio for Libraries app (iPad/Android) or app (iPhone). 


Selecting magazines

Select a Magazine once you've created an account:

  • Access the Calcasieu Parish Library Zinio webpage using your browser; NOT the app
  • Select a magazine from CPPL's list. Zinio offers thousands of magazines for sale; only CPPL titles are free. 
  • Login to your Zinio account or create a new account.
  • Click the magazine image or the Checkout Now button located underneath the magazine image.
  • Log in with email and password.
    • The email address from the library account you created will appear in the email field.
  • Click the Start Reading button.
    • If using a mobile device, view the magazine using the Zinio for Libraries app (iPad/Android) or the app (iPhone).


  • If using a device that is compatible with Flash, you may then click on the magazine title to begin reading.
  • If using a device that is not compatible with Flash, you must use the app to download and view the magazine. 

It is VERY IMPORTANT that the email address used to create your library account matches the email address used to create your Zinio account. If the email addresses do not match, the magazine will not be added to your Zinio account. The passwords don't have to be the same, but the email addresses must be the same.



Frequently Asked Questions

Do you need to know how to check out a magazine, if it is possible to view back issues, how to remove issues or if printing is available? Check out the FAQ page

Here's a popular question! How do I share articles from the iPad app?



Zinio App

Using a mobile device? Download the app after you have created your Library Zinio account.

  • Activate device within the app. (Settings)
  • Return to the Zinio page using your browser.
  • Click on the magazine image.
  • Magazine will automatically be added to the app for iPhones or the Zinio for Libraries app for iPad/Android.
  • If you do not see your magazine title, click the Title tab located near the top right hand corner of the App's screen.


Compatible devices:

  • Computers: PC or Mac
    • Select the Start Reading button on the checkout Success window; or select the Read Now icon or click the checked out magazine cover in My Collection link within the Library Collection Site.
  • Mobile Devices
    • iPad |iPhone 
    • Android
    • Blackberry Playbook
    • Kindle Fire: Follow these instructions to install the app.
    • eBook Readers without a browser are not compatible.
    • Nook Color and Nook Tablet users may use the browser to connect and read magazines online.