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

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. Follow these steps to get RBdigital Magazines on your Apple or Android mobile device.

Please see separate guides for using RBdigital eZines on a 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 eMagazine 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. You can browse and checkout magazines from the website, but it is better to install and use the app.

Step 2 - Install the app and Login

Go to your App store and install the rbDigital app (or follow the link at the bottom of the rbDigital eMagazine webpage). 
Once the app is installed on your device, open it, select 'United Kingdom' from the scrollable list of countries, then sign in with your email address and the password which you created earlier. 

Step 3 - Choose your magazine

If you have previously checked out a magazine, it will show straightaway.

To find a different title, you can either tap the Menu (paperstack) icon, then Magazines, to browse the full list; or tap the Search icon to search for a title or browse by genre. 

When you find a title you want, tap Checkout - there's also an option to be emailed when the next issue is available.

Tap 'Read' and the magazine will download to your device (nb by default magazines will only download over WiFi - 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 tope 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 library@powys.gov.uk and we will be pleased to help.

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