We will be moving our digital magazines from RBdigital to the Libby app as part of our OverDrive collection!
After RBdigital was acquired by OverDrive, ebooks and downloadable audiobooks were moved over in September 2020. Magazines and comics, however, have remained available through the RBdigital app.
This is changing soon!
On Monday, January 25, 2021, RBdigital magazines and comics will be moving to OverDrive. All magazines and comics will still be available to check out at any time and read on the Libby app. Just like in RBdigital, there is no wait time, but if there are any magazines that you have on auto-checkout, this feature will not transfer over immediately. So now would be a good time to note which magazines you get every month so you can keep an eye out for the next issue.
You’ll still be able to read magazines and comics in the RBdigital app until March 31, 2021.
How do I get magazines going forward?
You can read new issues of magazines and comics in the Libby app. All of the magazines and comics that are currently available from RBdigital will be available to read for the foreseeable future. All you need to do is download the app and start browsing or searching for your favorite content.
You'll be able to check out more than 3,000 magazine titleswith a three-year backlist of issues. This backlist will be continuously three years, so as the months move, the oldest issues will drop off.
Getting Started with Libby
For those who have not yet tried the Libby app, all you need to get started is your library card number and PIN. The Libby app is easy to use and will guide you through the setup process and get you connected to our library in just a few minutes. You can find in-app support, or visit the Help site or Libby Academy within the app for assistance.
If you have already been enjoying the Libby app, there will be no change, other than you may notice even more great titles available for you to borrow.
New to digital?
In just a few taps, you can start reading instantly on your phone or tablet. The digital library is available 24/7 without leaving home and is free from our library. Download the Libby app to get started.
But what about magazines I’ve already checked out?
You will be able to access magazines you previously borrowed from RBdigital through ZINIO!
- Download the free ZINIO app or go to zinio.com
- From the ZINIO app or website, register a new ZINIO account using the same email address you used to access RBdigital
- Once registered, your previously borrowed ZINIO magazine loans will be available in your account
What about Streaming Video?
For the time being, RBdigital streaming video will still be available as it currently stands. Access AcornTV, IndieFlix, and Qello Concerts by Stingray through the RBdigital gateway, opens a new window or via the app.
And as always, the Library is here to help! Feel free to chat (on the bottom right of the screen), fill out the website contact form, or call Infoline if you’re having trouble. If you’re having trouble with OverDrive or the Libby App, you can also fill out this form to get direct help from OverDrive.