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How to download RBdigital eMagazines and eComics on Smartphone or Tablet - Apple, Android and Kindle Fire

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.

Follow these steps to get RBdigital Magazines and Comics on your Apple, Android or Fire mobile device.

Please see separate guides for using RBdigital eMagazines and Comics on a PC/Mac.

Step 1 - Install the app

Go to your App store and install the rbdigital app (or follow the link at the bottom of the rbDigital eMagazine webpage)

Step 2 - Create a username and password (you'll need the number from the back of your library card).

Open the app, then tap 'Not a member? Register now'.

Tap to Choose Country, then select United Kingdown.

Tap to Choose Library, then type POW and select Powys.

Tap Create Account, then fill in the short form to register.

Step 3 - Choose your magazine or comic

Either tap the Menu (paperstack) icon, and select Magazines or Comics to browse the full list; or tap the Search icon, then Magazines or Comics, to search for a title or browse by genre.

When you find a title you want, tap Checkout, then 'Read' and the magazine will download to your device (nb by default title will only download over Wi-Fi - you can change this in Settings)


Using the App

When your magazine opens, swipe left or right to turn pages.

Tap the screen once to access more options. Some magazines display a [Text] link - this reformats the page in easily scrollable text, and also allows you to increase font size or switch to white text on a black background.

To access the Settings menu, change your login, or view your checkouts, tap the 'paper stack' icon in the top left.


Need help?

In the App, tap the 'paper stack' icon in the top left, and tap 'Help', then 'Magazine', to browse a list of topics

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

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