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    RBdigital Magazines (formerly Zinio for Libraries), offers full-color digital magazines for anytime, anywhere reading on desktops, mobile devices, and apps. Browse from our collection of popular titles with no holds, no checkout periods, and no limit to the number of magazines you can download.

  • Getting Started

    1. Go to Santa Monica Public Library's RBdigital Magazine collection site.

    2. If you haven’t already created an account, click Create New Account (library card required). Enter the required information and click Create Account.

    3. Browse the collection. To check out a magazine, click Check Out Now.

    4. Your magazine is now checked out and available to read on desktop and mobile devices.


    Frequently Asked Questions


    • What happened to Zinio for Libraries?


    Zinio for Libraries has merged with RBdigital. If you have used the Zinio for Libraries app, RBdigital now replaces it. You will need to download the new RBdigital app to access your magazine collection. Note: Your username and password will remain the same.


    • What will happen to my downloaded magazines?


    When you delete the Zinio for Libraries app, all downloaded magazines will be removed from your device, freeing up memory. The new RBdigital app will have all of your previous checkouts available, but those checkouts will need to be downloaded again, as needed.


    • Where can I get the RBdigital app for my device?


    RBdigital is available as a free download from your device’s app store (iOS, Android, and Kindle Fire).


    • Do you offer ebooks and audiobooks through RBdigital?


    At this time, we only offer magazines through RBdigital. Please visit our eBooks & Apps page for ebook and audiobook resources.


    • Which magazines are available?


    Browse our collection by newest issue, keyword search, genre and language to find your favorites and to discover new reading interests.


    • How many magazines can I borrow?


    There is no limit on the number of magazines you can check out.


    • Do I have to return the magazines?


    No. You can keep them as long as you like or delete them from your account when you're done with them.


    Visit RBdigital's FAQ page or contact Recorded Books Digital Support

    Phone support is available Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. ET, at 1-877-772-8346

    Interested in learning more? Register for an RBdigital Patron Webinar session that fits your schedule


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