Using RBdigital to get digital magazines, ebooks and audiobooks
What is RBdigital?
RBdigital offers digital magazines, ebooks and audiobooks without a subscription through the Valentine Public Library. RBdigital offers a wide variety of services and content formats through a single platform and mobile apps. Libraries offer the services to active users through a personal account.
How do I create an Account?
We recommend creating an account on your first visit to your library’s RBdigital website.
Select the “Register” link in the upper-right-hand corner of the screen. Fill in the information requested by your library. Enter a user name without any spaces (i.e. user123). Passwords must be at least four characters long and can contain both numbers and letters. Passwords are case sensitive. Usernames are not. If you need further information for creating an account, check with your local library staff.
Is there a way to search for available titles?
Yes, there are several ways to search for available titles. Click on the search icon at the top-right side of the screen, select the format (audiobook, eBook, magazine), select the Advanced Search tab, and choose “Available” from the Available dropdown menu. Then click the search button.You can also use the Filter option to search for available titles. Click on the search icon at the top-right side of the screen, select the format (audiobook, eBook, magazine), type in your terms to search by Keyword, Title, Author and Narrator, and click the search button. When the results load, you can click on the Filter button, click on “Availability,” and select the Available option to show all available titles within your search criteria.
How do I search for only one content type such as Audiobooks, eBooks, or magazines?
Click the search icon at the top right of the page and select your desired format (audiobook, eBook, magazine). Type in your terms to search by Keyword, Title, Author, and Narrator, and click the search button or use the Advanced Search fields to perform a detailed search.
How does this work for magazines? How many are available?
This is a great way to view a wide variety of magazines without subscribing to them individually. This is also a great way to reduce waste since receiving print magazines may eventually place them into the trash or would they would need to be recycled. There are over 180 magazine titles available. You can even sign up to be notified via email when a new issue is available.
“I really love RBdigital for magazines! It helps me save money on subscriptions. This allows me access to dozens of popular magazines. By using RBdigital it also helps reduce waste since I am not having to recycling magazines I receive in the mail, which is really important to me and the environment.” –Library Patron
Click on this link so you can learn more about this great service offered through the library. Check it out at https://www.rbdigital.com/centralnebraskane/service/magazines/landing
We encourage you to see what RBdigital can offer you. Stop by the Valentine Public Library if you have any questions.