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ZINIO for Libraries

Trusted by 4,500+ magazines and comics from over 550 publishers, ZINIO for Libraries (ZfL) empowers publishers to reach over 1.6 million library patrons from around the world, generating incremental revenue and valuable circulation.

What is ZINIO for Libraries?
What is ZINIO for Libraries
In 2012, ZINIO partnered with RBmedia (formerly Recorded Books), a specialist in digital media services for libraries, to bring digital magazines to libraries around the world. This innovative service leverages ZINIO's market-leading user experience and cross-platform technology to allow public, military, academic, school, and corporate libraries to offer digital magazines and comics to their patrons.

With files already sent for ZINIO Newsstand distribution, publishers can reach 1.6 million library patrons around the world with no additional effort - generating over 60 million checkouts since launch.
 3,900+
Library Systems
 10,000+
Physical Libraries & Communities
 1.6M+
Library Patrons
Market Leader Live in 3,900+ Library Systems
ZfL Market Share-1
Market Share by % of libraries with allocated funding for digital magazines:

United States – 90%
Canada – 80%
United Kingdom – 78%
Australia & New Zealand – 95%
Military – 6 of 8 US library systems
100% of the top 300 US libraries
ZfL Top Libraries
AAM Approved Circulation

 Publishers can select one of two ways to count circulation:

Subscriptions Sold
The number of subscriptions sold to the libraries can be priced and counted as Paid Subscriptions. Libraries typically purchase 3 to 5 subscriptions for each title.

Digital Access Count
The total digital access count (titles read by library patrons) can be reported and counted as 'Verified Individual Use – Individually Requested', as approved by the AAM.

Optimized for All Screens
Seamless reading across all devices

Library patrons can access digital magazines and comics via their library’s online portal and the RBdigital mobile apps for iOS and Android.

Patrons can browse available titles included in their library's collection and check out their favorite issues across multiple devices.

Optimized for All Platforms
The Best Reading Experience

Align your brand with ZINIO's best-in-class reading experience and top-rated RBdigital app

Our Award-Winning App
RBdigital App Rating
4.6 STARS
Competitor App
CompetitorApp Rating
2.2 STARS
The best ebook, emagazine reading, and audio book app in the world. Flawless. Perfect zooms and easy navigation. It really is flawless. Is there some way to rate it 6 stars? I use it to read ebooks and magazines from my library membership. All my selections available to read from my cell phone, tablet, AND pc.
This is the easiest and fastest of all library apps. If you have a library card you can travel the world and stay entertained, learn something, or just search for a new interest. My best bet.. try it!
Love this app, love the choice of mags, always get told when new mags are out, super fast download and highly recommend.
Great magazines at your fingertips! I would make more money, be more productive, and probably have a cleaner house if I deleted this app. Can't stop, can't log off and stay away. It's the best. I highly recommend.
I love this app! Definitely the most used app on my phone!! Simple to use, great variety, and way better time killer than silly games or social media!
This app is great, living in a remote area I can still access and read my favourite books and Mags
Trusted by Top Publishers
Trusted by the world's leading publishers, ZINIO for Libraries (ZfL) connects you with millions of library patrons from around the world. Publishers driving increased circulation with the ZfL program include:
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