Bolton Library and Museum Services


Read full digital copies of your favourite magazines for free from your computer, smartphone or tablet using our new eMagazine download service, Zinio!

Over 95 magazines are currently available covering everything from food to computers, and music to art. Titles include Hello!; BBC Good Food; Amateur Photographer; BBC Top Gear; Horrible Histories and Cosmopolitan. Borrow an unlimited number of magazines to keep forever or delete when you want.


How to access

Getting started for new customers

• go to the Greater Manchester Libraries Zinio website.

• create a new account, and enter your library card number. If you are a member of any Greater Manchester Library you can use this service;


• browse the selection;

• checkout your chosen publications to read in your browser or on a range of mobile devices;


To read magazines on your mobile device, download the Zinio for Libraries app from your device's app store.

Zinio magazines can be read on a wide variety of desktop and mobile apps. The apps are designed for offline reading.

Visit the Greater Manchester Libraries Zinio site

To access the magazines through an app it must first be checked out while you are online through the website. You cannot checkout new titles though the app alone.

If you require any help to use this service please call our Ask Bolton Libraries team on 01204 332853 or email

To download a printable quick reference guide click here


Did you know we also provide an eBook and eAudiobook download service? Visit the eLibrary page to find out more!