Check out your favorite audiobooks, comics, eBooks, educational offerings, magazines, newspapers, videos and much more from your library. With RBdigital for libraries, you can access 15+ content services—all from a single app. Please Note: Content availability varies by library

Only RBdigital delivers all of your favorite types of content, all in one app:

• Books: Thousands of exclusive Recorded Books audiobook titles, as well as audiobook and eBook content from all major authors and publishers.
• Magazines and Comics: The world's most popular library digital newsstand with titles including The Economist and Us Weekly, and hundreds of top comics including the largest collection of Marvel®
comics available to libraries.
• Education: A comprehensive collection that includes The Great Courses, world language learning for adults and children, art and music instruction, software training, test prep, and more.
• Entertainment: Unlimited access to entertainment services, including movies and television shows, British TV and film, Spanish telenovelas and movies, and concerts.
• Health and Wellness: Unlimited access to live and on-demand wellness and personal development classes with experts from around the world.
• Newspapers: Access thousands of newspapers every day, including Boston Herald, Chicago Tribune, Denver Post, Los Angeles Times, Miami Herald, and New York Post, along with 90 days of back issues from national, provincial, and global leading publications.

Whether you’re on the go or at home, RBdigital delivers your favorite titles right to your smartphone or tablet. It’s never been easier to access the best digital media from your library’s collection.

Download the app now to listen, watch, read, learn, and enjoy!

What’s New

Version 4.9.10

Messaging enhancements for migration

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
1.6K Ratings

1.6K Ratings

mungohunter ,


Just wonderful to be able to click a button. & sit back & listen while doing some tapestry(or anything actually). A delight for this old lady living with her dog in their bubble. Many thanks.

Danger Gadget ,

Shame we are forced to use this awful, slow app

This app is a horrible achievement considering it's a redesign of the old horrible Zinio app. It’s a big shame we have to use this app to access Wellington city library magazines. Some major issues and bugs
- It’s very slow to open even on a newer iPad 2018. Doesn’t even work on an older iPad 4.
- very slow to download magazines, and you’re left with the blue wheel of death if the page you went to hadn’t yet downloaded that page at the time. Page turns are very laggy
- Auto download titles DOESN'T.
-saying a title is downloaded (if you finally even managed that far!) but then not letting you open it without an internet connection! Um, yeah that's why I downloaded it? Because I knew I was going to be out of internet range?
- needlessly presents ‘pages’ of available magazines which take ages to swap between when it could be a continuous strip to scroll through.
- downloaded titles are presented in one little strip with the rest of the screen wasted. Why not present full screen like your old Zinio app, or iBooks in 2011?
- The read button on each magazine is tiny - intuition would expect tapping the cover opens straight to the magazine.

Software Gore. How did these guys manage to conquer the libraries market?

Lunar Mountaineer ,

Needs way, way more development

RBdigital provides access to a lot of digital magazines through my library, but the app/service is so **cumbersome** and dated in design that I rarely feel like using it. Finding and reading the latest issue just feels like a chore.

Ideally the app should be able to keep track of new magazine issues instead of asking if you’d like email updates. The email links sometimes don’t even open the app or open to the current issue. This means you have to go to the trouble of manually searching for each issue of each magazine, which only gets more irritating the more magazines you follow.

You also cannot view other issues of magazines from your check-out screen, which adds to the inconvenience of using the app.

Checked-out magazines are sorted in a long chronological list, with no other sorting options.

The UI, in general isn’t very attractive or fast, and wastes a lot of space.


Recorded Books LLC
179.1 MB

Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.


English, French

Age Rating


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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