Getting Started with RBdigital (digital magazines)

About the Service

View full digital copies of your favorite magazines where you will see the exact same material you get in print‚ plus some issues include features like video, audio and live links.  You may read online or download issues to your computer or mobile device to read offline. You must have a current Salem-South Lyon District Library card to use this collection.

Getting Started

You will need:

  1. A computer or supported mobile device
  2. The barcode number on the back of your library card
  3. An email address

Setting up an account: 

  1. To create your library magazine account you must first go to the RBdigital for the Library Network site.
  2. From the page that appears click the "Create New Account" button.
  3. Provide your barcode and click the "next" button.
  4. Type in your name, email and password.
  5. Once all information is filled in, click the "create account" button.
  6. Your account is now activated - you can access magazines through the RBdigital for the Library Network site.

Checking-out a Magazine

  1. To check-out a magazine you must first go to the RBdigital for the Library Network site.
  2. Log in with your email address and password.
  3. Click on a magazine and select Checkout.
  4. Once a magazine is checked out you can either start reading right away or browse for more titles. 

Get the App for Offline Viewing

Once you've created a RBdigital account, you'll be able to access the magazine in two ways: with the online (web browser) version of RBdigital, or with the RBdigital App.  To download RBdigital for your device select the correct link below:

  • iOS Device (iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch): Search for "RBdigital" in iTunes store or click here.
  • Android Devices: Search for "RBdigital" in Google Play or click here.
  • Amazon Kindle: From your Kindle Fire, click here.

Once installed you will need to sign-in.  

To log-in on the RBdigital app: 

1. Click the log in button
2. Select country
3. Select state 
4. Select library - Choose THE LIBRARY NETWORK
5. Enter email address and password

There is no additional software needed to read magazines on your PC or Mac.  A new tab will open in your web browser that will allow you to read the magazine immediately.  

FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions

How do I remove magazine issues from my RBdigital account?

  1. Connect to your RBdigital account using your browser (not the app)
  2. Sign in and click "My Collection"
  3. Click on the trash icon on the magazine that you would like to delete 
  4. Verify that you would like to remove that magazine from your collection

Can I print from a magazine?

Print options are determined by the publisher. You may be able to print a single page, a range of pages or none at all. In order to print you must be logged in to your RBdigital account using a browser or the iPad app (only available for iPads with printing capabilities). Click the printer button on the bottom left side of the screen. Printing is not available from the Android app. 

For further help, see RBdigital's Magazine Browser User Guide