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Love reading magazines? Try RBdigital, the Library’s eMagazine collection and read them on your iPad, iPhone, Android tablet, Kindle Fire, Mac or PC. We’ve selected over 100 popular magazines (see the complete list of titles). You can read the full-color, cover-to-cover issues as soon as they’re available–no waiting. Intrigued? To get started, read the steps on setting up your account below then click on the logo above.


Setting up your Account:

In order to access RBdigital, you will need to set up an RBdigital account.

  1. Go to the RBdigital Site by clicking on the link at the top of this page.
  2. Enter your library card number and last name to connect.
  3. Log in or to create a new account, click Register on the top right and fill out all the fields.
  4. Choose the magazine issues you want and click Checkout.
  5. Simply read your magazines in the browser.
  6. To access additional magazines, add them to your collection by revisiting steps 1-4 above.
  7. You can also checkout and read the magazines in the RBdigital app. Login into the app using the same email and password.

Reading eMagazines:

Apple & Android Devices and all other mobile devices: Download the RBdigital app from your app store and login with your same email and password.

PC/Mac: Read them right in your browser


1. Can I recommend a title to add to the eMagazine collection?

While not every title is available to libraries, we would love to hear what titles Elmhurst Library card holders want us to include in this service.
Email reference@elmlib.org to make a suggestion.

2. For how long can I check out a magazine?

There is no loan period. You keep the magazines for as long as you like. You can delete them from your personal collection when you’ve finished with them.

3. Can I print from a magazine?

The ability to print is determined by the publisher of each magazine. Depending on the publisher, you can print a range of pages, a single page, or none at all. Printing is not available from the mobile apps. You must print while using RBdigital in your browser.

4. If I already have my own RBdigital account, can I use it for my library account as well?

Yes, if you already have another RBdigital-serviced product account, you can log in as a returning user with the same email and password credentials.

5. When I select a magazine, will I continue to get new issues?

No, but you can register to be contacted when new issues are automatically checked out to you. Just check the box for email notification when you check a title out. To cancel automatic checkout settings, click on My Account then Settings and go to your Magazines settings to modify the different titles.

RBdigital HELP pages

List of Titles

Click here to see the complete list of available magazines.


Questions? Comments? Contact us at 630-279-8696 or reference@elmlib.org