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.
On Monday 11 December, the Zinio for Libraries app will stop providing access to our RBdigital magazines. From that date it will be locked to users. Previously the app was going to finish in October, but the date has been extended.
When you open it, the app will display this message:
“Zinio for Libraries has merged with RBdigital.
To access your magazine collection, please download the new RBdigital app now by clicking here [this will be a download link for either IOS or Android, depending on your device].
Note: Your username and password will remain the same.”
“The old Zinio for Libraries app will remain on your device until you delete it.”
From mid-July if you opened your existing Zinio for Libraries app you will have been prompted to download the new RBdigital app. Otherwise, you can visit your app store (Apple store or Google Play) and search for “RBdigital” in the store. All your login details will remain the same. The new RBdigital app will have all your previous checkouts available – read our earlier post for more information or check out the RBdigital app user guide.
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.