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How to download RBdigital eMagazines on PC/Mac

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

You can read magazines 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 eMagazines offline on a PC/Mac.


Follow these steps to read Zinio Magazines 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 the Library's Zinio page www.rbdigital.com/wales (nb you will see links for both the eZine and eComics services. You can use the same username and password on both. See our eComics page for information about downloading the ComicsPlus app.)

Click on 'Create New Account' in the top-right corner.

Enter your library card number and click Next.

In the next window type in your name and email address, and create a password.

When prompted, choose Powys as your Library/Residence.

You are now logged in. Click on the RBdigital Magazines link, then click on Browse Magazines. 


Step 2 - Choose your first magazine.

Search for a title or browse by genre. When you find a title you want, click on the magazine cover to open the Magazine Detail page

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

Click Start Reading. (You can only read magazines online on a PC/Mac. You can only download magazines to a mobile device.)


Step 3 - Read the magazine online

When you click Start Reading, 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 with four arrows.) 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 https://get2.adobe.com/flashplayer 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 listed under 'My Collection' (top right corner). Click the 'Trash Can' at the bottom 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 library@powys.gov.uk and we will be pleased to help.

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