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RBdigital user guide

Getting started

Using a smartphone or tablet

Download and install the app:

Open the app, select United Kingdom and Bracknell Forest Libraries before entering your library card number. For e+ cards beginning 633, please omit 633 and enter the remaining digits.

To add an extra account to the RBdigital app if you share your device with family or wish to access RBdigital with different library services, go to My Account, then select Profile and '+' to add a new account.

Using a computer

Go to RBdigital to register. For e+ cards beginning 633, please omit 633 and enter the remaining digits.

If you wish to listen to e-audio books please download the RBdigital Media Manager to your computer and follow the steps to install. This software is not required for reading e-magazines.

Search, browse and borrow

Using a smartphone or tablet

Screenshot of RBdigital mobile app

Search or browse to choose a title.

Select view all for audiobooks or magazines to see all the titles available or select the search button (magnifying glass) to search by keyword, genre, availability or audience.

Using a computer

Screenshot showing explore button on RBdigital website

Go to the RBdigital website and search for specific titles using the search box (magnifying glass icon). To see the full list of titles click +Explore to see the most popular, bestsellers, newly added titles and titles by genre. 

Download and read or listen

Using a smartphone or tablet

Screen showing a book ready to check out

Tap checkout to borrow. If an e-audio book is not available you can select wishlist or hold and you’ll be emailed when it becomes available.

Tap play (e-audio) or read (e-magazines) to stream over the internet.

The titles will automatically start to download so you can also use the titles when you are not connected to the internet.

Screenshot of books checked out

Checked out lists all your borrowed titles.

Under each title it shows whether titles are downloaded or shows how much of the title has been downloaded. Tap download to finish downloading to your device.

For e-magazines, swipe left and right to turn the pages. You can also zoom in and out or see a quick view of pages for navigating the magazine. Tap the screen once to access more options: tap text to reformat the page in easily scrollable text, increase the font size or switch to white text on a black background.

Audiobook play screen

For e-audio books use the pause, play, fast forward, backward and skip buttons to move through the content. You can also add bookmarks, alter the speed or add a sleep timer to stop playing after a certain time.

Using a computer

Checkout screen on computer

Select the cover of an e-audio book and click checkout, then download.

Note: The first time you do this an Open With box may appear. Use the dropdown box to select Other. If RBdigital Media Manager isn't one of the programs suggested, click on Browse and look for OneClickdigital or OCDMediaManager. Click open and tick "Do this automatically for files like this from now on". Click OK.

Go to the RBdigital Media Manager and if your audio book doesn’t automatically appear, click the Refresh button at the top of the screen.

Click play to download. The book will begin to play as it starts downloading. It may take a few minutes for the entire book to download.

To listen to the e-audio on your MP3 player or iPod, plug in your device and click Download and Transfer. A Transfer Completed message appears when the transfer is finished.

Renew and return your books

Using a smartphone or tablet

Select 'Checked out' then select the cross on the top right of the cover. You can also tap into the book and return from this screen.

Using a computer

Select the main menu button (top left corner with 3 horizontal lines ) and then select 'Checked out'.

To return titles select the cross in the top right corner of the cover or select the return button below the magazine or book cover.

Remember, you can keep magazines permanently, with no limit to the number you have, but you may want to return them to free up space on your device.

To renew e-audio books select the Renew button next to the e-audio book cover or tap the book cover. (You can also return and renew e-audio books using RBdigital Media Manager.)

Deleting RBdigital e-audio books on a computer

E-audio books on a computer are not automatically removed when you return them or when the loan period finishes, but they no longer work. You will need to manually delete the file from your computer and portable media player in the same way you delete other files.

Reserve or add a title to a wishlist for later

If a book is not available because it is checked out by another customer you can select 'Hold'. You’ll be emailed when it becomes available.

If you would like to add a title to a wishlist to read later, select 'Wishlist'. To view titles on your wishlist, select the menu icon at the top left of the screen and select Wishlist.

Contact information

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