Starting January 1, new digital magazines will be available through OverDrive & the Libby app. Here's what you need to know about this change:
Should I keep the RBdigital app installed on my phone?
No. There will be no new issues added after December 31, 2020.
Can I still read the magazine issues I borrowed from RBdigital?
Yes. To read your borrowed magazine loans, visit zinio.com, or download the free ZINIO app. From the ZINIO app or website, register for a new ZINIO account. You will need to use the same email address you used to access RBdigital. Once you've registered, your RBdigital magazine loans will be available in your account.
Will OverDrive have a magazine reader like the one available on RBdigital?
The Libby app will offer an article and thumbnail view for magazine titles starting in January. The article view will not be available on the OverDrive app and website.
Will there be a checkout period for magazines?
Yes. Magazines will now checkout for 21 days.
Can I renew magazines?
Yes. You will have the option to renew a magazine within 3 days of the end of the lending period. Or you could borrow it again with no waiting.
Will magazines count against my OverDrive checkout limit?
No. Magazines will not count toward checkout limits.
Will there be an option to automatically borrow new issues of a magazine?
No. OverDrive does not currently have plans to support auto-checkout of magazine titles, but their developers are considering a notification system for when new issues are added.