RBdigital offers over 100 digital magazines and thousands of audiobooks to enjoy on your tablet, smartphone or computer. The digital magazine collection was formerly known as Zinio. There is a new RBdigital mobile app to access magazines. Your username and password will remain the same.
Borrow and read magazines and download and listen to audiobooks using your computer’s browser or the RBdigital app on mobile devices.
- Visit DBRL’s RBdigital site using a web browser (on a computer or tablet) and click the “Register” link.
- Follow the prompts to create an account using your email address and a username and password. You will need an active DBRL library card number.
- To download and read your magazines or listen to your audiobook on a tablet or smartphone, install the RBdigital mobile app (for Android, Apple devices or Kindle Fire), and sign in with the username and password you created. You can then use the app to borrow, download and read your magazines or listen to your audiobooks offline.
How many magazines can I download?
You can download an unlimited number of magazines, but you are limited by the storage space available on your device.
Do I have to return magazine titles once they are downloaded to my device?
No, the magazines will remain on your device until you decide to delete them. To remove or restore RBdigital titles, click on the Edit button in the RBdigtial app or edit your Reading List in your RBdigital online account. To remove RBdigital titles, tap the X on the Magazine Cover, or choose Return next to the Read button.
How many audiobooks can I check out at a time?
Borrow up to 10 audiobooks at a time and return them early if you want. You can place up to 7 titles on hold.
How long can I keep audiobooks?
The check-out period for audiobooks is 21 days and they can be renewed.
I checked out some titles using a computer’s browser. How do I now use the RBdigital app to read them offline?
Make sure you have logged in to the RBdigital app (for Android, Apple devices or Kindle Fire) with the same username and password that you created when signing up for RBdigital (or Zinio for Libraries, if you were a Zinio user). Once you log in, your magazines will automatically appear in the app.
What happens to the magazines I downloaded using the Zinio app once I switch to the RBdigital app?
When you delete the Zinio app, all downloaded magazines will be removed from your device. The new RBdigital app will remember your previous check-outs, but you will need to re-download those magazines to make them available offline for reading in the new app.