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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.

Kindle Fire users

To install RBdigital for Libraries on your Kindle Fire you need to enable your device to accept apps from “other” non-Kindle Store sources. (Settings > More > Device > Allow installation of Applications (from unknown sources) > select "ON").

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 comics.

Search, browse and borrow

Using a smartphone or tablet

RBDigital homescreen

Search or browse to choose a title.

Select the main menu button (3 horizontal lines in the top left corner of the screen) and select 'Audiobooks' or 'Comics'.

Browse the available books or comics or select the search button (magnifying glass) to search by keyword, genre, audience or availability and select a cover to open it.

Using a computer

Screenshot showing explore button on RBdigital website

Go to the RBdigital website and select the magnifying glass icon to search for either audiobooks or comics by various criteria.

You can also browse through the books by selecting the 3 lines menu button in the top left corner of the screen and then select 'Audiobooks' or 'Comics'.

Download and read or listen

Using a smartphone or tablet

Screen showing a book ready to check out

Tap play (audio) or read (comics). The titles will automatically start to download so you can also use the titles when you are not connected to the internet.

Checking out a book on RBDigtal app

Select the main menu and then 'Checked out' to see all your borrowed titles. Under each title it shows whether titles are downloaded or shows how much of the title has been downloaded. Select download to finish downloading to your device.

For and comics, 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 comic book.

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

For e-audio books, select the cover of an e-audio book and select Checkout. Open RBdigital Media Manager and login with our RBdigital username and password.

Back on the RBdigital website go to Checked out from the main menu and select the book cover and 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, select 'Browse' and look for OneClickdigital or OCDMediaManager. Select 'open' and tick "Do this automatically for files like this from now on". Select 'OK'.

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

Select 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 select Download and Transfer. A Transfer Completed message appears when the transfer is finished.

You can choose to listen online or offline (non-protected titles only) to each chapter of your e-audio book using the built in player of your computer (iTunes or Windows Media Player) but RBdigital Media Manager is the easiest method to download, transfer, and manage audio titles on your computer.

For comics, select the title cover to see the issues available and select Checkout and then Start reading to immediately read the comic in your browser. Select Keep browsing to choose more comics. Checked out lists all your titles.

Select right and left to move through the comic or select the table of contents on the left side of the screen to see previews of each page to navigate quickly through the comic.

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 cover or comic 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 book cover.

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

Comics are available on an unlimited basis so they are always 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

Bracknell Forest Libraries

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