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Oldham Libraries will be moving our digital magazines, ebooks and audiobooks from RBdigital to the Libby app 31 March 2021. You will continue to be able to browse, borrow, and enjoy all the same great titles you loved in the RBdigital app, now available in Libby from OverDrive.

Transition from RBdigital

If you currently have a book or magazine checked out in the RBdigital app, it will be available through the remainder of the lending period, so you can finish your title without disruption or risk of losing your place in the book. Holds will not be moved, but you may export your Transaction History from the RBdigital websites by accessing My Account > Profiles. You can place holds on those titles again in Libby.

For the time being, until 30 April, you can continue to use the RBdigital app to access magazines

Getting Started with Libby

We are proud to continue to offer you a wide selection of digital titles for you to access anytime, anywhere through the award-winning Libby app.

All you need to get started in Libby is your device and your library card number and PIN number. The Libby app is easy to use and will guide you through the setup process and get you connected to our library in just a few minutes. If you have questions, you can find in-app support, or visit the Help site or Libby Academy within the app for assistance.

New to digital magazines?

In just a few taps, you can start reading instantly on your phone or tablet. The digital library is available 24/7 without leaving home and is free from our library. Download the Libby app to get started.


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: