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How to checkout and read e-magazines

Choosing and reading e-magazines on your computer

To choose and read e-magazines on your computer:

  • go to the Bracknell Forest RBdigital website and login with your existing RBdigital account details 
  • browse through the magazine covers or use the title search to choose the e-magazines you wish to read – you can click on a title cover to see the issues available
  • select ‘checkout’, and then ‘start reading’ to immediately read the magazine in your browser
  • select ‘keep browsing’ to choose more e-magazines - your checked out magazine titles appear in ‘My Collection’

To delete unwanted titles go to ‘My Collection’ and click on the rubbish bin icon beside the magazine cover.

Choosing and reading e-magazines on your tablet or smartphone

The RBdigital for Libraries app is available for iOS, Android, Kindle Fire HD/HDX. To read e-magazines on your mobile device:

  • visit your app store to install the RBdigital app
  • log in with your existing RBdigital account details
  • browse through the magazine titles or search by title
  • tap ‘checkout’ to borrow a title and ‘read’ to open a magazine
  • go to the main menu button (top left-hand corner, 3 horizontal lines) and select ’checked out’ - you can now tap 'return' to return any checked out magazine

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.

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")

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