Check out your favorite audiobooks, eBooks, videos, magazines, comics, educational offerings, and much more. With RBdigital for libraries, you can access 10+ content services—all from a single app.
Brought to you by Recorded Books, the RBdigital app replaces Zinio for Libraries for access to digital magazines from your local library.
Only RBdigital delivers all of your favorite types of content, all in one app:
• Audiobooks: Over 30,000 titles published by Recorded Books, as well as tens of thousands premium audiobooks from other major publishers
• eBooks: Bestselling and award-winning eBooks by top authors
• Magazines: The largest collection of digital magazines for libraries, replacing Zinio for Libraries
• Comics: Hundreds of top comics from major brands
• Streaming Video: Unlimited streaming video services, including award-winning comedies, documentaries, drama, animation, shorts, classic TV, British TV and film, Broadway shows and musicals, Spanish telenovelas and movies, and more
• Education: A comprehensive collection of online continuing education courses, world language learning, art and music instruction, software training, and more
• Games and Music: Full-length concerts and music documentaries, with video games coming soon
Whether you’re on the go or at home, RBdigital delivers your favorite titles right to your smartphone or tablet. It’s never been easier to access the best digital media from your library’s collection.
Download now and listen, watch, read, learn, enjoy!
- Bug fixes and stability improvements
- Now supports 10+ content types including unlimited streaming video, audiobooks, ebooks, magazines, educational courses and more.
Please note: content availability differs by library depending on their selections
Ratings and Reviews
Waste of time!
This app should be fantastic. The idea of being able to access and download free content via your library account is a great one, except that it doesn’t work. For the last couple of weeks I have been suffering issues with either my checked out and downloaded magazines not appearing in my account, or having to re-download the magazines every time I open the app, or the app not allowing me to download things at all, or just endlessly buffering during a download. All of these things are infuriating, but in the last three days it has surpassed itself by crashing three seconds after I open the app on every occasion that I have tried to read a magazine. I have kept the app up to date and am using a fully up to date iPad Pro and iPhone 8, so old equipment or out of date updates can’t be blamed. What is the point of the app with this level of reliability or performance?
Can I ask anyone from the app developers who reads this review to respond with either advice on how to resolve my issues or to get a new update which does it for me out ASAP please?
Developer Response ,
Hi thanks for your detailed feedback and sorry for the late response.
If you haven't already, please try our updated version in the app store. If you are still having issues with the app, please email me at email@example.com so we can help.
Enjoy audiobooks for free with your local library (UK)
I have enjoyed this on-line service for a few years now. The app is installed on my iPad, and the library service were able to guide me through the installation process. It’s then very easy to use. If you’re nit a member of your local library, go and join!
The book choice (for audio) is a little limited, though there are also ebooks, lots of magazines etc available (and all for free). I always download a variety of audio novels when travelling; they help the time pass on journeys, and I’ll never forget listening to Wolf Hall (Hilary Mantel) during one journey - I was so enjoying the listening experience, I wasn’t aware of the turbulence.
Developer Response ,
Thank you for your feedback. We are pleased your are enjoying the RBdigital app. With regards to the audio content this is managed by your library, so if there is something you would like to see please suggest it to them for consideration. If we can be of any assistance in any way please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
When I started using RB I wrote:
"I am required to use this app to access magazines through my local library. When Zinio was replaced I hoped for something better, but what a disappointment. The app frequently crashes, and when working at its' best it is dismally slow. I wish I knew what could be done about it, but the occasional "fixes" have done nothing to improve useability. I wouldn't use it if I could find an alternative."
I have had to persevere, there was no alternative; now although slow to load on my old iPad, it provides a reasonably good service. I am especially impressed with tho help available on line, with specific, useful help offered to achieve what I am trying to do. I upgraded it from "*" to "****".
Developer Response ,
Thanks for your feedback, If you get a moment please try the updated version and let us know if the issue still persists.
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.