What is RBdigital Magazines?
A. RBdigital Magazines allows you to download and to read many popular magazines on your computer, tablet or smartphone.
Who can use RBdigital Magazines?
A.Only Larchmont cardholders can use our RBdigital Magazines subscriptions. Other libraries, New Rochelle for example, may have their own RBdigital Magazines subscriptions for their card holders. PressReader is a service available to Westchester County residents (see PressReader FAQs)
How do I get started?
A. Before you can checkout magazines you need to create a RBdigital Magazines account. Go to Larchmont Public Library’s RBdigital Magazines page and click on “Create new account.” A box will pop up asking for your card number. Enter your 14 digit number (with no spaces). This is the last time you will use your library card number for RBdigital Magazines. You will then create a user name (usually your email) and a password. Remember these. They are the only way to access the service.
I’ve already got a RBdigital Audiobooks account. Do I still need to make an RBdigital Magazines account?
Yes. They each require a separate account. Bizarrely, though, you can use the same user name and password for each account. This is because RBdigital Audiobooks is for all Westchester County public libraries while our RBdigital Magazines is for Larchmont cardholders only.
So I’ve got a RBdigital Magazines account, what do I do next?
A. If you’re reading the magazines on your computer, not much. All you need to do is go to Larchmont’s RBdigital Magazines page, log in, click on the magazine you want to read, click “checkout,” then start reading.
What if I want to read magazines on my tablet or smartphone?
A. To do that you need to download the RBdigital app from wherever you get your apps. Unlike the old Zinio app, you can use the app to checkout and download magazines directly.
Can I get magazines automatically, like a mail subscription?
A. No, but you can tick a box requesting notification of new issues when you check out a magazine.
Phew, that’s a lot of work. So what magazines do we get?
A. As of June, 2018 we get: The Advocate; Architectural Digest; The Atlantic; Better Homes and Gardens; Bicycling; Bon Appetit; Car & Driver; Conde Nast Traveler; Cosmopolitan; Country Living; Dwell; Eating Well; The Economist; Elle; Elle Decor; ESPN the Magazine; Esquire; Family Circle; The Family Handyman; Food; Good Housekeeping; Glamour; GQ; HGTV Magazine; House Beautiful; In Touch Weekly; Kiplinger’s Personal Finance; Macworld; Marie Clare; Martha Stewart Living; Men’s Health; National Geographic; National Geographic Traveler; New York; The New York Review of Books; The New Yorker; O, the Oprah Magazine; OK! Magazine; Outside; Parents; PC Magazine; Poets & Writers; Popular Mechanics; Popular Science; Prevention; Rachel Ray Every Day; Readers Digest; Rolling Stone; Saveur; Seventeen; Shape; Smithsonian; Star Magazine; US Weekly; Vanity Fair; Vogue; Weight Watchers; Wired; Women’s Health; and Yoga.
So what are all those other magazines at the end of the Larchmont Public Library RBdigital Magazines page?
A. Those are either free magazines or back issues of magazines we no longer subscribe to.
This is an outstanding FAQ – probably one of the best I’ve ever read. However, I still have no idea how to download magazines. What should I do?