RBdigital is the new name for the digital magazine collection Recorded Books has made available to libraries in the past under the name Zinio

Quick link to RBdigital Collection  (Skip instructions for downloading.)

Welcome to the Great Lakes Digital Libraries Digital Magazine service!  Digital magazines can be accessed FREE of charge with your library card through the RBdigital app, and may be enjoyed on your computer, tablet, smartphone, or other mobile device.  Great Lakes Digital magazines are always available and there is never a waiting list.  There is no checkout limit, no due dates, and you can keep each issue as long as you’d like.  Additionally, magazines can be enjoyed offline after being downloaded.

During the summer of 2017, Recorded Books, the company that brought us the Zinio app for downloading popular magazines for library users, is re-branding their product.  Their new app, RBdigital, is now available for download from both Google Play for Android users and itunes for Mac or i-phone users.

If you are a regular Zinio user, you may have already been prompted to download the new RBdigital app when you logged-on to your Zinio app.  From now till the end of September, both apps will allow library patrons the same access to out Great Lakes Digital Library collection of popular magazine titles.  After September 30, 2017, the Zinio App will no longer be available and only the RBdigital app will work on handheld devices.

If you have not yet sampled our digital magazine collection, you will want to first go to the RBDigital magazine collection in the Great Lakes Digital Library and create an account with your library card information.  (You will find a link in the upper right corner of the screen that will walk you through the steps.)  Once you have created and account and established a username and password, you are ready to use your app to check out digital copies of magazines.

If you have questions, you contact the PWPL reference desk at refdesk@pwpl.info or 906/226-4312.