Reading and downloading eMagazines

Read full digital copies of your favourite magazines for free from your computer, smartphone or tablet using our eMagazine download service: RBdigital.

Over 140 magazines are currently available covering everything from food to computers, and music to art. Titles include Hello!; BBC Good Food; Amateur Photographer; BBC Top Gear; Horrible Histories and Cosmopolitan. Borrow an unlimited number of magazines to keep forever or delete when you want.

To access eMagazines:

  • create a new account, and enter your library card number. If you are a member of any Greater Manchester Library you can use this service
  • browse the selection on the Greater Manchester RBdigital website
  • checkout your chosen publications to read in your browser or on a range of mobile devices

To read magazines on your mobile device, download the RBdigital app from your device's app store (see Links).

RBdigital magazines can be read on a variety of computers and mobile devices. The RBDigital app is designed for offline reading.

We've put together a useful video to help you get started!

To access the magazines through an app it must first be checked out while you are online through the website. You cannot checkout new titles though the app alone.

If you require any help to use this service please call our Libraries team on 01204 332853 or email