Answered By: Justin Broce
Last Updated: Sep 28, 2018     Views: 9277

​RBdigital has thousands of audiobooks and a large collection of magazines for your PC or Mac. Audiobooks can be streamed in a browser or downloaded to your computer with additional software.  Magazines can be read directly in your browser.

  • Checkouts: 10 audiobooks; no limit on magazines
  • Holds: 10 audiobooks
  • Renewals: 1 if there are no holds
  • Loan period: Up to 21 days
Have a smartphone or tablet? Learn about the RBdigital app, which includes digital magazines.

Register and download software (a one-time process)

  1. Go to RBdigital, select Register in the top right and complete the form.

  2. Go to RBdigital Support to get software:

For Audiobooks, you can stream the book in your browser without additional software. If you'd like to download titles for offline listening or to transfer them to an MP3 player, download the RBdigital Media Manager for Windows or Mac and sign in with your RBdigital account.


Borrow and use content

  1. Go to RBdigital. If needed, Sign in in the top right.
  2. Find and borrow items:
    • To browse, click menu icon and click Audiobooks or Magazines.
    • To search, click magnifying glass search icon and select Audiobooks or Magazines.. Enter a keyword to search by title, author or topic. If desired, click Advanced Search for options like genre, availability, audience and more. Click Search.  
    • Click a title's cover to learn more.
    • For Audiobooks select Checkout to borrow it or Hold to place a hold. For Magazines select Checkout and then Read to immediately start reading in your browser.

  3. Open a borrowed Audiobook:

    Audiobook and unlocked icons Non-protected Audiobooks: A folder of MP3s will download. Open the folder and double-click an MP3 to play it on your computer. You can also transfer it to an MP3 player. Alternatively you can stream these titles by selecting Chapters on the book's information page and clicking a chapter.

    audibook and locked icon Protected Audiobooks: To stream the title in your browser, click Chapters and then click a specific chapter. To download the title, the Download button will not work; instead, open RBdigital Media Manager and the title will appear. Click Play. Once the title is fully loaded, you can add it to an MP3 player by plugging it into your computer and clicking Download and Transfer. If you're using an iPod nano or shuffle, iTunes is required to transfer to your device.