RBdigital Magazines

The RBdigital Magazines Collection is moving! 

Head over to our OverDrive Magazines info page to learn how borrow your favourites. 

Not quite ready to make the switch? You can still check out magazines from the RBdigital site and app until March 31, 2021.

Looking for new and current issues of The Economist? They can be only checked out from the OverDrive Magazines collection or the Libby App. 


Getting started with RBdigital Magazines

There are two RBdigital sites where you can check out eMagazines, you can use either site:

1) Watch a video tutorial is that shows you how to set up an RBdigital Account and borrow eMagazines from https://okanaganbc.rbdigital.com

2) The "Visit RBdigital Magazines" link and the instructions for "Enjoying magazines in your browser" written below are for https://www.rbdigital.com/okanaganbc/service/magazines/landing.

 

Enjoying magazines on your browser

You can checkout and read magazines on the internet browser of your computer, laptop, or mobile device. 

A mobile app is also available so that you can enjoy magazines on your smartphone or tablet. Go to Enjoying magazines on the RBdigital App.

 

Creating an RBdigital Account

To get started, you will need to create an RBdigital Account. It is used to check-out magazines from the ORL’s RBdigital Magazines collection and to sign in use the RBdigital App for iPads and Android devices.

Do you already have an RBdigital account? You can sign in with that account and skip the account creation step below. 

  • Visit the ORL's RBdigital Magazines collection.
  • Click Create New Account in the top right corner.
  • Enter your library barcode number. Then enter your name, email address, create a password. and then click Create Account.

Remember the email address and password used, they will be used to log in to RBdigital Magazines.

You will receive a confirmation email indicating that your account has been created.

 

Checking out a magazine

After you have created your account and are logged in to RBdigital Magazines, you are ready to check out magazines!

  • Search for magazines by genre or title.
  • Click on the cover image of a magazine you would like to borrow.
  • Click the Checkout button.  

 

Reading your checked-out magazine on your browser

In the Success! window...

Click the Start Reading button to read your magazine online. Your magazine will open in a new browser tab. 

Or, click on Keep Browsing if you want to check-out more magazines. 

 

Finding your checked-out magazines

Your collection of checked-out magazines can be found in the My Collection link in the top right corner of the RBdigital Magazines Collection page.

To get back to the RBdigital Magazines Collection, click the Browse Magazine Collection link in the top right corner of the page, when viewing My Collection.

 

 

Enjoying magazines on the RBdigital App

Downloading the App

Download the RBdigital App for free from your app store. 

The RBdigital App is available for...

  • iPads and iPhones running iOS 11 or newer
  • Android smartphones and tablets running Android 5.0 and newer

 

Creating your RBdigital Account

New to RBdigtal? You will need to create an account use the app and to check out books and magazines.

After you have downloaded and opened the RBdigital App, tap on the Not a Member? Register now link and follow the on screen prompts.

  • Select Canada from the Choose Country menu
  • Select British Columbia from the Choose Province menu
  • Select Okanagan Regional Library from the Choose Library menu
  • Enter your library card number, create a username and password to use for the RBdigital Account, and enter your email address and postal code.
  • Check the box for I accept the Terms of Services and Privacy Policy.
  • Tap Register.

You will brought to the Home page of the app, where you can see all of the digital books and magazines available in the ORL's RBdigital collections.

 

Signing in to the RBdigital App

Already have an RBdigital Account? After you have downloaded and opened the RBdigital App, you will be prompted to sign in.

  • Tap Choose Country, select Canada from the menu.
  • In the Login box, enter the username you are using for your RBdigital Account and tap Next.
  • In the Password box, enter the password you are using for your RBdigital Account and tap Next.

You will brought to the Home page of the app, where you can see all of the digital books and magazines available in the ORL's RBdigital collections. 

 

Checking out magazines from the RBdigital App

Tap on the three-line menu icon ≡ in the top left corner of the app screen to slide out the menu.

Tap Magazines.

Tap Filter to search for magazines by title or to select a genre to browse. 

When you find a magazine you want to borrow, you can...

  • Tap the Checkout button underneath the cover image,
  • or tap on the cover image to view details and to check-out back issues. 

 

Finding your checked-out magazines

Tap on the three-line menu icon ≡ in the top left corner of the app screen to slide out the menu.

Tap Checked Out

Your magazines should appear under the Magazines label. (If you do not see magazines that you have already checked out, you may need to swipe down on the screen to refresh the page, or close and re-open the app). 

You can tap the Read button under the cover image of the magazine to open and read the magazine over a Wi-Fi connection.

Or, tap the Download button under the cover image of the magazine to download the magazine to the RBdigital App for offline reading.

To get back to the RBdigital App screen after reading a magazine, tap the centre of any magazine page, and then tap X, or the back arrow button, in the top left corner or the screen.

 

Need Further Help?

 

Get in touch with the ORL

Call us at 1-844-649-8127.

Email help@orl.bc.ca, in your email, please include:

  • any error message you’ve received
  • your ORL library card number
  • the magazine you are trying to view
  • the type of device you are using (e.g. tablet, smartphone, PC or Mac)
  • the type of web browser you are using, e.g., Internet Explorer, Chrome, Firefox
  • indicate you are using RBdigital Magazines
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