eAudiobooks and eMagazines
If you have already registered with RBdigital and have an account, you can access the service through your library account or go directly to:
|Log in to the eAudiobook download service|
|Log in to the eMagazine download service|
- First-time users
- How many books or magazines can I borrow?
- When can I begin downloading eAudiobooks or eMagazines?
- RBdigital app
- Using the eAudiobook download service
- Using the eMagazine download service
- Checking out eAudiobook titles
- Checking out eMagazine titles
- Listening to eAudiobooks
- Further information and help
If you are already a member of Milton Keynes Libraries you only have to register once with RBdigital to start using the service:
(When entering your library card number you do not need to include the initial letter B but you do need to include the final letter X if applicable)
- Log in to My Library with your Milton Keynes Libraries card number and PIN.
- Once logged on, click on the HOME screen icon (picture of a house) and eAudio (or eMagazine) Download is an option under the Search our Catalogues section - click this link.
- From the eAudio page, select the eAudio Download Service link and the RBdigital service will open in a new window.
- Set up your RBdigital account by clicking on REGISTER at the top of the screen.
- To register you will need to enter your library card number, choose a username and password and enter your name, postcode and a contact email address.
You can download up to 10 eAudiobooks at a time. Each book has a 3 week loan period and can be renewed. There is no limit to the number of eMagazines you can download.
Once you have registered you can immediately start using the RBdigital service to download eAudiobooks or eMagazines.
If you are not yet a member of Milton Keynes Libraries, you can join online but to start downloading eAudiobooks or eMagazines you must visit one of our libraries with the correct ID within one month of creating your online membership.
The RBdigital app is available as a free download from your device's app store. Search for "RBdigital". After installing the app, select OPEN from the app store or select the app icon from your device screen. Log in to your app with the username/email and password used to create your RBdigital account.
If you don't have a mobile device, you can listen to your eAudio book online in your browser or use the RBdigital Media Manager to download the audiobook to a portable device and continue listening at any time offline.
You can read eMagazines online in your browser or download them to continue reading when you aren't connected to the internet.
RBdigital provide user information about the Media Manager (PDF, 2.8MB).
Once you have registered to use the service you will have access to hundreds of bestselling audiobooks and new titles are added every month.
You can download up to 10 eAudiobooks at a time. Each book has a 3 week loan period and can be renewed.
Sorry but this service is not available to anyone using library public computers as the security settings do not allow for eAudio downloads. However, anyone using WiFi at any of the Milton Keynes Libraries or a home/office computer can download titles.
Once you have registered to use the service you will have access to more than 130 eMagazines with popular titles like Auto Express, BBC Good Food, Cosmopolitan, The Economist and Grazia.
You can borrow as many eMagazines as you like - either from the website or through the RBdigital app.
Sorry but this service is not available to anyone using library public computers as the security settings do not allow for eMagazine downloads. However, anyone using WiFi at any of the Milton Keynes Libraries or a home/office computer can download titles.
If you currently have eAudiobook titles checked out, they will appear on the dashboard.
To check out a title, click the EXPLORE icon. You can search by title, author, keyword, genre and narrator. Once you've made your selection, click CHECKOUT. this title will now show up on your dashboard page.
RBdigital provide an eAudiobook user guide for internet browsers (PDF, 1.4MB) and an eAudiobook user guide for the RBdigital app (PDF, 398KB).
On the browsing page, you can search magazines by title and sort by genre. If you click the Article Search you can select your magazine by filters like date, title, publisher and even narrow down the articles using search words.
Click on the magazine you'd like to read and click CHECKOUT - you can then start reading or use the app to download a copy to your device.
You can ask to be emailed when the next issue is available and can also see back issues of magazines.
RBdigital provide an eMagazine user guide for internet browsers (PDF, 3.3MB) and an eMagazine user guide for the RBdigital app (PDF, 1.1MB).
On your dashboard screen, click the tab for audiobooks. Select the INFORMATION icon to see information on your checked-out book and the RENEW/RETURN and update SETTINGS.
Select the DOWNLOAD icon and the PLAY icon to start listening.
For further information see the RBdigital Help and Frequently Asked Questions or download one of the user guides:
- eAudiobook and eMagazine App Overview Brochure (PDF, 1.2MB)
- eMagazine Overview Brochure (PDF, 2.4MB)
- Media Manager Overview Brochure (PDF, 2.8MB)
- eMagazine Browser User Guide (PDF, 3.3MB)
- eMagazine App User Guide (PDF, 1.1MB)
- eAudiobook Browser User Guide (PDF, 1.4MB)
- eAudiobook App User Guide (PDF, 398KB)
If you can't find the information you need, RBdigital is proud to offer free support for library members. You can email the RBdigital team or phone them on 01664 423000 between 8.30am-5.00pm Monday to Thursday and 8.30am-3.45pm on Friday.
We also have a wide range of audio books that you can borrow from any of the libraries on cassette or CD.
We are always happy to receive recommendations for items to add to library stock. Please fill in this form and we will consider your suggestion. If you prefer, you can make suggestions in person at any of our libraries.
Thank you for your recommendation. While all suggested items will be considered we cannot guarantee that they will be added to stock.
Last Updated: 12 January 2018