Step 1: Visit the website for the ORL's RBdigital collection.
Step 2: Click on the Register link in the upper right corner.
Enter the requested information and create a username and password. You will need to use these login credentials when signing in to check out books from the ORL’s RBdigital collection.
You can also use this account for the RBdigital Magazines and InstantFlix eMovies collections!
Do you already have an RBdigital Account for using the RBdigital Magazines and InstantFlix collections? You can sign in with that account and skip this account creation step.
Download Adobe Digital Editions (ADE). The free program is available from http://www.adobe.com/ca/products/digital-editions/download.html. It is used for reading eBooks, managing your borrowed titles, and transferring your eBook to your eReader.
You will need to authorize Adobe Digital Editions and your eReader with an Adobe ID, which is used to manage the digital rights for the eBook and will let you transfer it to your eReader. If you don’t already have an Adobe ID, you will be prompted to create one after your download the program.
Compatible eReaders: You can find a list of compatible readers at the following link: http://blogs.adobe.com/digitalpublishing/supported-devices.
Amazon Kindle eReaders: eBooks from this collection are not compatible with Kindle eReaders.
From the RBdigital website,
Scroll through the Featured eBook titles.
Click on the three-line menu icon ≡ in the top left corner of the screen to slide out the menu, then click on EBOOKS.
A list of the Most Popular eBooks will be displayed.
Click on the +View by Genre button in the top right corner of the screen and select a genre to browse through.
Click on the magnifying glass icon in the top right corner of the screen, and search for books by keyword. Select the Advanced Search option for a more detailed search.
Click on the cover image of your desired book to see the book's info page.
Set the checkout period (you can choose up to 21 days).
Click on Checkout.
If you are on a PC, click on Open in the popup window at the bottom of the screen that appears after clicking on the Checkout button. Your title will open in Adobe Digital Editions.
Your checked out titles can also be downloaded at a later time. When signed in on the RBdigital website, click on the three-line menu icon ≡ in the top left corner of the screen to slide out the menu, then click on Checked Out. Your books should appear under the EBOOKS label. Click on the Download button underneath cover image of the book to download and open your book in Adobe Digital Editions.
Connect your eReader to your computer and open Adobe Digital Editions (ADE).
Your eReader appears under Devices in ADE.
Make sure that you are in Library View, you may need to click the Library button in ADE to view this screen.
Right-click on the cover image of the book, select Copy to Computer/Device and select the eReader.
Safely eject your eReader before unplugging it from the computer.
Enjoy reading your eBook!
Sign in to the RBdigital website
Click on the three-line menu icon ≡ in the top left corner of the app screen to slide out the menu.
Click Checked Out.
The Renew option can be found underneath the cover image for the eBook.
You can also click of the cover image of the digital book you would like to renew to view its info page, and access the Renew option from there.
From Adobe Digital Editions, right click on the image of the eBook.
Select Return Borrowed Item and then click on Return to confirm.
Digital books will also automatically be returned at the end of their loan period. Digital books can be renewed twice.
These are general instructions to get you started. The steps described may differ slightly for the computer or mobile device you are using.
The RBdigital website has a comprehensive Help section, where you can find video tutorials, Frequently Asked Questions about using the collection, and a support request form to get help from RBdigital.
Or, get in touch with the ORL...
Visit your nearest library branch.
Call the toll-free eBook Help Line: 1-855-853-2665.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org, in your email, please include: