We have just renewed our RBdigital magazine subscriptions for 2018. We always use this time as an opportunity to review our collection and look at what new magazines are on offer. There’s always some cancellations too – either by us (due to performance), or by RBdigital as sometimes magazines are no longer available to renew (which is beyond our control).
This year you can expect to see five new magazines – UK House and Garden; Australian Men’s Fitness; Minecraft World, W magazine and New Zealand’s Metro magazine.
The titles that are no longer available are – Australian Rolling Stone; Australian Metro; Girlfriend; Horrible Histories, Vanity Fair and Renegade Collective.
All changes will kick off from March 1st, so expect to see the new magazines from then. All back issues of the cancelled magazines will still be available to read and download for a while after that date.
If you haven’t used RBdigital before then now is the time! They provide us with lots magazines that you can read for free and if you download them to your device you can keep them forever. You can find the RBdigital homepage in our elibrary or through our Mygateway pages. There’s a helpful userguide to get you started, all you’ll need is your library card. The RBdigital app is available to download for free from the Play or Apple stores and it allows you to read magazines offline. So check it out and if you need any help, pop in to your local library for assistance or fill out our technical support form to put you in touch with our elibrary team.
Encyclopaedia Britannica is amazing! You get access to three sites in one: Children, Young Adults, and the Reference Center for older students and adults. This means you get to choose the level that best meets your needs, whether you are conducting research, completing homework for school or simply wanting to learn something new.
Within each of the three sites, you have access to tens of thousands of encyclopaedia entries, curated magazine articles, images, videos, audio clips, primary sources, maps, research tools, recommended websites and pop-up access to Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary and Thesaurus. And Britannica Library works on any device—PC, laptop, tablet, or smartphone. Check out this video to get an overview of all the amazing features:
If you have any questions about Encyclopaedia Britannica, please let us know.
Have you tried the new RBdigital app? It is now available to download from your app store and is the new app for reading our Zinio (now-renamed RBdigital) magazine collection. It has some great features – you’re able to search our magazine collection, checkout and download issues all in the one app. That means there is no need to move out of the app to browse, or to reopen your app to download. You can also add other accounts, so there can be more than one user in the app.
If you open your existing Zinio for Libraries app, you will be prompted to download the new app, or depending on your device, visit your app store from these links: iOS | Google Play. Alternatively, search for “RBdigital” in the app store, if you’re not reading this on your device. Within the next month, you’ll need to changeover to the new app, and Zinio for Libraries will stop providing access. So download the new app and have a look round. There is a basic, but comprehensive help feature inside the app to get you started, or click on the image below for a quick guide to getting started.
If you have any questions or encounter any problems please contact us via the technical support form.
Wellington City Libraries has partnered with local start-up Excio to bring amazing images to your Android smartphone or tablet home screen.
With the Excio app you can follow collections of images which can be used as wallpapers on the home screen of your device. The images link to our OverDrive eBooks/audiobooks and other library content, and you can even read OverDrive samples within the Excio app, as well as like and share book covers.
We have 20 genre/subject based collections on Excio which will be refreshed every couple of months. Enjoy a rotating collection of fantastic book cover images for your device wallpaper, discover new authors, check out OverDrive eBooks and audiobooks, and share your favourites on social media.
By following our collections you can bring the library to you!
To get started, head to Google Play to download the Excio app.
The app is currently only available for Android devices, although the Excio team plans to develop an iOS app.
For more information check out the Excio FAQs – or if you need further help, email us at email@example.com.
Libraries are no longer just places to get books. Need a PA system for a party, a speaking engagement, or a wedding? Playing a live or studio gig? Need to do some recording in the field, or hook up some gear to your laptop and make a new album at home? The new Library Music Equipment collection has what you need. We love Wellington music at Wellington City Libraries and we are here to help you make it.
We have five new Music Kits for people to borrow as part of our new Equipment Lending Service:
• 1x Rode NT1-A Microphone
• 1x SM6 Shock mount & pop filter
• 1x Dust Cover
• 1x Rode 6m XLR cable
• 1x Presonus Audiobox iTwo
• 1x USB cable
$30 for 4 days/Overdue charge: $10 per day
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