Getting Started with RBdigital Magazines

RBdigital gives you access to current issues of popular magazines to read on your computer, tablet, or phone.

What you need

Which magazines are available?

Frequently asked questions

How many magazines can I borrow?

There is no limit to the number of magazines you can check out.

Do I have to return the magazines?

No. You can keep them as long as you like or delete them from your account when you're done with them.

Can I get back issues of a magazine?

Yes. Back issues are available for many titles.

You may also be able to access content from back issues through the library's other subscription databases - check the Title List of Online Magazines, Newspapers & Journals to see what's available.

Can I get magazines in other languages?

Yes. There are currently titles available in Chinese, French, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish and Vietnamese.

Why are some magazines not available?

Magazine publishers decide which magazines to offer through the RBdigital service. Some popular titles are not available to libraries.

How do I read magazines on my computer?
  1. Select Read Now right after you check out a magazine, or
  2. Select the menu button on the top left then select Checked Out to begin reading a checked out magazine.
How do I read magazines on my phone or tablet?
  1. Download and install RBdigital app for your device (iPad, iPhone or Android) by going to the app store.
  2. If you have not created an account already, click on Register Now to register for an RBdigital account. Otherwise, enter the email address and password you used to create your RBdigital account.
  3. Download titles to read by tapping Download below the magazine cover in your list of checked out magazines. Once the title has finished downloading, it will say Downloaded in green. An internet connection is required to download titles, but once they are downloaded they can be read offline. Note that it is only possible to download one title at a time.
  4. When you want a new magazine, you can browse or search from within the app.
  5. To access previously checked out magazines, select the menu button on the top left, then on Checked Out.
How do I return a magazine once I have checked it out?
  1. Sign in to your account at RBdigital or open the RBdigital app.
  2. Select the menu button then Checked Out to see your list of magazines. Click the X at the top right of the magazine you want to return. Click OK when the confirmation box pops up.

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