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RBdigital eMagazines

Information about Northland Libraries RBdigital eMagazines service and RBdigital for Libraries apps for reading and downloading digital magazines. 
Updated: 4/10/2018 2:17 p.m.
Link to Northland Libraries RBdigital eMagazines website. Opens in a new window.

Get unlimited free access to your favourite magazines with RBdigital for Libraries

Whangarei Libraries have partnered with Far North District Library, Kaipara District Library and NorthTec Library to provide the first combined libraries eMagazine service in New Zealand using the RBDigital for Libraries platform.

Through the Northland Libraries RBdigital eMagazines website, members of these libraries have access to a great range of magazine titles.

You can borrow as many as you like and keep them for as long as you like, it's free and there are no overdue fees!

Read magazines on a desktop or laptop via streaming or download them, using the RBdigital for Libraries app onto tablets or smartphones for offline reading. Added features in both versions allow magazine content to be printed, shared or emailed – and you can easily bookmark a magazine to save where you’re up to.

To use Northland Libraries RBdigital eMagazines service you will need

  • to be a member of Whangarei Libraries with a valid library card number
  • a computer, laptop, smart phone or tablet with an internet connection
  • for offline reading: the RBdigital for Libraries app on your tablet or smart phone.

Using Northland Libraries RBdigital eMagazines

To download magazines from RBdigital you need to use the latest version of an internet browser
(e.g. Chrome, Firefox or Internet Explorer 9 or higher).

Link to RBdigital Northland Libraries eMagazines website. Opens in a new window. To get started

Go to Northland Libraries RBdigital eMagazines 



1 Create an account

Click Create New Account link in the top right hand corner of the web page and enter your Library Card barcode number, then fill in your name, email address and a password.

You will receive a welcome email from RBdigital Gateway to confirm your account has been created.

2 Browse and read magazines

In an Internet browser on your computer, laptop or mobile device, go to Northland Libraries RBdigital eMagazines website.

  • Browse or use the search box, or find magazines by the genre dropdown menu.
  • Click on the cover of the magazine you would like to read.
  • Click Checkout button.
  • A pop up box will open, click Start Reading button.

You can also opt-in to be notified by email when new issues are added to your magazine collection.

3 Download magazines onto mobile devices

RBdigital. RBdigital for Libraries app

You can read magazines using a browser on your mobile device or you can read them offline using RBdigital for Libraries app.

Install the app on your device then open to set up:

  • Select country: New Zealand
  • Select library: Northland Libraries RBdigital eMagazines
  • Log-in using your email address (which is your user name) and password for Northland Libraries RBdigital eMagazines account.

All magazines you have checked out to your account on the Northland Libraries RBdigital eMagazines website will be available in your app.

To download make sure you have an internet connection and tap the magazine cover.
Stay logged into the app when you go offline.

Note: All magazine browsing and checkouts are completed using the Northland Libraries RBdigitaleMagazines website on an Internet browser, not through the RBdigital for Libraries app.

Get RBdigital for Libraries app

Link to RBdigital for Libraries app for iOS on iTunes website. Opens in a new window. Link to RBdigital for Libraries app for Android devices on Google Play. Opens in a new window.


Need Help

eReader tutorials at the Library

We offer free tutorials for Library members who need help learning how to download and open eBooks, eMagazines and eAudiobooks from websites onto their mobile devices. 

Contact us to make an appointment for a lesson:





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