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eMagazines, eNewspapers and eComics

You can download and stream digital magazines, newspapers & comics for free from your computer, smartphone or tablet using the RBdigital App.

This gives you access to over 100 digital magazines, thousands of newspapers from over 100 countries, and 1,200 comics.

You will need the following items to get started:

  • An internet connection
  • Your library membership card (if you are not a member, you can join the library)

If you already use RBdigital to access digital magazines, you will find the newspapers and comics in the same place.

If not, you can download the RBdigital app from your app store and register. Alternatively, you can register on the RBdigital website.

Tap the “Register now” link on the app’s main page to create your account in just a few easy steps:

  1. Choose your country
  2. Choose the name of your library - you need to select 'Swindon Borough Council'
  3. Enter the requested library card details and create a memorable username and password. When you register for an RBdigital account, you will be asked to agree to the Terms of Service. Please take particular note of this section about age restrictions:
    • 5. Age restrictions
      Not all content on the site may be appropriate for all age groups. Access to the site is not limited by age; monitoring of a minor’s use of the collection is the responsibility of the parent/guardian/provider of content.
  4. Select the magazine or comic you want to read and checkout to download. For newspapers tap the Press Reader icon, which will take you to the collection.
  5. You can keep magazines for as long as you like. Back issues of magazine titles and newspaper publications are also available. You can keep comics for 30 days.

For help and further instructions, go to Swindon RBdigital Magazines help website or e-mail askthelibrary@swindon.gov.uk

You may also be interested in the e-book/audio book webpage

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