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Jul 08

Read Magazines Online, Part 1: Using RBdigital

Posted on July 8, 2020 at 8:12 AM by Bobbie Clark

Read Magazines Online, Part 1: Using RBdigital 

The print magazine collection is temporarily unavailable at the Lewis & Clark Library, but many of these magazines can be read online with your library card. This article series will show you what’s available where, and how to get started. 


RBdigital
 is a magazine collection available using a web site, or an app on your smartphone/tablet. This page has the links to bothhttps://www.lclibrary.org/376/RB-Digital  

To browse the magazines and read particular issues, you must register and create an account with your Lewis & Clark Library card and an email address.  

Registration takes four steps: 

  1. 1. Choose Country: USA 

  1. 2. Choose State: Select ZINIO FOR LIBRARIES VALUE COLLECTION near the top of the list. (Selecting MONTANA will not work.)  

  1. 3. Choose Library: Select Montana - Lewis & Clark Public Library. 

  1. 4. Finally, create your account by entering your library card number and a user name, password, your name, email address and zip code.  

After logging in with the information you entered in step 4, you can begin browsing by clicking on magazine covers. Click Checkout to read a particular issue.  


There is no limit on the number of 
magazines or issues you can check out, and when using the app, they are downloaded for offline use. Depending on the publication, back issues from previous months may also be available.  


The 
picture below shows some of the options you have in the magazine reader screen. 

MagazinesOnline1-Screenshot 


Magazines in our print collection that are available using 
RBdigital include:
 

  • Reader’s Digest 
  • Martha Stewart Living 
  • Vanity Fair 
  • Kiplinger’s Personal Finance 
  • Rolling Stone 
  • The Week 

Other available magazines in RBdigital include: 

  • Newsweek 
  • US Weekly 
  • Food Network Magazine 
  • Highlights for Kids 
  • Country Living 
  • Macworld & PCWorld

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