RBdigital Magazines (formerly known as Zinio)

Zinio eMagazines has changed its name to RBdigital. They have launched a new mobile app making it easier to discover, checkout and download digital magazines. If you already use the Zinio for Libraries app, you will receive an in-app notification asking you to download the new RBdigital app. Your history will be retained in the new app but you will need to re-download magazines.

RBdigital is the world’s largest newsstand. It offers full colour interactive digital magazines for your enjoyment. Browse from the library’s collection of popular titles with no holds, no checkout periods, and no limit to the number of magazines you can download. eMagazines have content identical to their paper counterparts, with the bonus of hyperlinks and extra digital-only content. View the website here.

Getting Started

  1. Either using your computer or a browser window on your device / smartphone, go to the City of Vincent Library website and follow the links through to the RBdigital website.
  2. Click 'Create New Account' in the top right corner.
  3. Enter in your library card number and select 'Next'. Enter in your details.
  4. Find a magazine you wish to read. Use the Search and Genre fields to narrow down your search, or navigate by page number to view all magazines.
  5. Click on a magazine cover to view more details and previous issues.
  6. Click on the 'checkout' icon to borrow a magazine. There is no limit on the quantity of magazines you may check out, and no expiry dates.
  7. After checking out an item, a pop-up box will display. If you wish to be notified by email when the next issue is available, select the 'Email me when the next issue is available' checkbox. Click 'Keep browsing' to continue browsing magazines or click 'Start Reading' to read the magazine in your browser window.

    If you are using a tablet device or smartphone, continue with these steps:

  8. Once you have selected your magazines, go to the App Store (Apple) or Play Store (Android), and download the RBdigital App.
  9. Once installed, open the app and login by selecting your country, state and Library (Western Australia Public Libraries Digital Media Collection), and the email address and password you entered in step 3. Tap Submit.
  10. The magazines you have checked out will display. Click the download icon to start downloading magazines. Only one magazine can be downloaded at a time.
  11. At present, you cannot search for and select magazines from the library within the app. You must first go to RBdigital via the library website to select any new magazines. Once selected they will show in your app the next time you open it. The website can be viewed from your device.
  12. There are no expiry dates for magazines. When you are finished with them, remove them by selecting 'Edit' from the menu and then clicking the 'X' on the top left corner of the magazine image to delete from your collection.