How to download RBdigital eMagazines and eComics on PC/Mac

Current issues and back copies of over 280 popular magazines for you to enjoy. Enjoy unlimited checkouts with no loan period limits - keep as many as you want, as long as you want.  Around 800 issues of comics and graphic novels - 30 day loan period, items automatically returned.

If you are using our magazine service on a PC/Mac, you can read magazines instantly online.

You can read magazines and comics offline on an Apple or Android device by installing the RBdigital app - see the separate user guide for more information. We are sorry but you can't read offline on a PC/Mac.

Follow these steps to read Zinio Magazines and comics on your PC/Mac.

Step 1 - Create a username and password (you'll need the number from the back of your library card)

Go to Click on 'Register' in the top-right corner, and complete the short form (your username must not include spaces).

You are now logged in. You are now logged in. Click on rbDigital logo at the top of the page to return to the Home page


Step 2 - Choose your first magazine or comic.

Titles are grouped by Magazines or Comics. Click Explore to browse, or use Search (magnifying glass) in the top right. You can also use various filter option at the top of the lists. When you find a title you want, click on the cover to open the Detail page.

Select the Checkout button - there's also an option to be notified when the next issue is available.

Click Read Now.

Step 3 - Read the magazine online

When you click Read Now, the magazine will open in a new tab or window.

To turn a page, click on the right (or left) side of the magazine viewer page.

To view the entire magazine page spreads, click on the grid view on the left of the Reader window (the square icon with nine squares).

To view the magazine in full screen mode, click on the full screen icon on the left of the Reader window (the square icon) Press the 'esc' escape key on your keyboard to exit out of full screen mode.

Problems with Safari?

Safari browsers require Adobe Flash to be loaded and enabled. If your computer is not displaying the magazine in your browser go to to install it

Chrome and Firefox are additional browsers on a Mac that are compatible with the eMagazine Reader.


Step 4 - Next time you log in...

You'll find all the copies that you've previously checked out by clicking on the 'paperstack' (3 little lines) in the top left corner. Click the 'x' at the top of each cover image to remove the magazine from the list.


Need help?

You can click on 'Help' at the bottom of the eMagazine page to submit an online support query to RBdigital.

You can also email Powys Library Service at and we will be pleased to help.

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