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RBDigital: eMagazines 

Read full digital copies of your favourite magazines for free from your computer, smartphone or tablet. 

Nearly 100 magazines are currently available covering everything from lifestyle to food, and computers to family history. Titles include Good Housekeeping, BBC Good Food, Gardeners’ World, Who Do You Think You Are? and Computeractive.

Borrow an unlimited number of publications to keep forever or delete when you want. 

Getting started: 

  • go to the RBdigital website
  • create a new account, and enter your library card number
  • browse the selection
  • checkout your chosen publications to read in your browser or on a range of mobile devices

You can register on your mobile device. Simply download the app, tap the “Register now” link and follow the instructions:

  1. Choose your country
  2. Choose Oldham Libraries
  3. Enter your library card details, create a memorable username and password

Once registered, you will be automatically logged in and can get reading.

For more details on mobile registration view our user guide below: 

online user guide pdf

RBDigital publications can be read on a wide variety of desktop and mobile apps. The apps are designed for offline reading.

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

There is more help on the RB Digital Gateway. 


Read over 6000 newspapers and magazines including over 100 UK and Irish newspapers and 300 magazines. Get free access in the library or access from anywhere with your library card. To create a free account click “log in” then select “Library or Group” on the left hand side, type in “Oldham” and enter your library card number.

Forgotten your PIN? 

Use the link below to reset your PIN: