RBdigital Magazines

Through RBdigital Magazines, you can get some of your favourite magazines online for free with your ORL membership.  

Visit RBdigital Magazines

Link to RBdigital Magazines Collection


Creating an RBdigital Account and checking out a magazine

To get started, you will need to create an RBdigital Account. It is used to check-out magazines from the ORL’s RBdigital Magazines collection and to sign in use the RBdigital App for iPads and Android devices.

You can also use this account to sign in and use RBdigital digital books (formerly OneClickdigital) and InstantFlix eMovies!

Do you already have an RBdigital account for using the RBdigital and InstantFlix collections? You can sign in with that account and skip the account creation step below.

App users – go through the steps below first on a browser first! RBdigital Account creation is not available on the RBdigital App.


Step 1. Visit the ORL's RBdigital Magazines collection.

Step 2. Search for magazines by genre or title.

Step 3. Click on the cover image of a magazine you would like to borrow.

Step 4. Click the Checkout button.  

Step 5. It is now time to create your RBdigital Account. Click on the Create New Account link on the pop-up window and enter your library barcode number. Then enter your name, email address, create a password. and then click Create Account.

Remember the email address and password used, they will be used to log in to RBdigital Magazines, RBdigital Books, and InstantFlix collections.

You will receive a confirmation email indicating that your account has been created.


Reading your checked-out magazine on your browser

In the Success! window...

Click the Start Reading button to read your magazine online. Your magazine will open in a new browser tab. 

Or, click on Keep Browsing if you want to check-out more magazines. 

Your collection of checked-out magazines can be found in the My Collection link in the top right corner of the RBdigital Magazines page.


Enjoying magazines on the RBdigital App

Downloading the App

After you have set up an RBdigital Account, you are all set to use the RBdigital App! Download it for free from your app store. 

The RBdigital App is available for...

  • iPads and iPhones running iOS 9.0 or newer
  • Android smartphones and tablets running Android OS 4.1 and newer


Signing in to the RBdigital App

After you have downloaded and opened the RBdigital App, you will be prompted to sign in.

Tap Choose Country, select Canada from the menu.

In the Login box, enter the username you are using for your RBdigital Account and tap Next.

In the Password box, enter the password you are using for your RBdigital Account and tap Next.

You will brought to the Home page of the app, where you can see all of the digital books and magazines available in the ORL's RBdigital collections. 


Finding your checked-out magazines

Tap on the three-line menu icon ≡ in the top left corner of the app screen to slide out the menu.

Tap Checked Out

Your magazines should appear under the Magazines label. (If you do not see magazines that you have already checked out, you may need to swipe down on the screen to refresh the page, or close and re-open the app). 

You can tap the Read button under the cover image of the magazine to open and read the magazine over a Wi-Fi connection.

Or, tap the Download button under the cover image of the magazine to download the magazine to the RBdigital App for offline reading.

To get back to the RBdigital App screen after reading a magazine, tap the centre of any magazine page, and then tap X, or the back arrow button, in the top left corner or the screen.


Checking out more magazines from the app

Tap on the three-line menu icon ≡ in the top left corner of the app screen to slide out the menu.

Tap Magazines.

Tap Filter to search for magazines by their Name or to select a Genre to browse. 

When you find a magazine you want to borrow, you can...

  • Tap the Checkout button underneath the cover image.
  • or tap on the cover image to view details and to check-out back issues. 

Find your magazines in the Checked-out section of the app, where you can Download the magazine.


More than magazines!

The RBdigital App can also be used to enjoy digital books from the RBdigital Books collection. Learn how to get started with eAudiobooks and eBooks


Need Further Help?

Visit the RBdigital Magazines Help page

Check out the Help page available on ORL’s  RBdigital Magazines website, where you can find a FAQ section, detailed user guides, and an online support form.

RBdigital App users can find Help inside of the app. From the app, tap on the three-line menu icon ≡ in the top left corner of the app screen to slide out the menu. Tap Help. Tap Magazine. 


Get in touch with the ORL

Visit your nearest library branch.

Email info@orl.bc.ca, in your email, please include:

  • any error message you’ve received
  • your ORL library card number
  • the magazine you are trying to view
  • the type of device you are using (e.g. tablet, smartphone, PC or Mac)
  • the type of web browser you are using, e.g., Internet Explorer, Chrome, Firefox
  • indicate you are using RBdigital Magazines