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eBooks, eAudio and eMagazines

Wiltshire library members can download eBooks and eAudiobooks and read eMagazines by registering on the Wiltshire RBdigital website or the RBdigital app with a valid library card number and email address.

You can join the library online.

To read our eBooks and eMagazines and listen to our eAudiobooks on tablets and smart phones, you need:

  • RBdigital app
  • An RBdigital username and password (register for free on the app)

To read our eBooks on your eReader, you need:

To listen to our eAudiobooks on your computer, you need:

  • An RBdigital username and password (register for free on the Wiltshire RBdigital website)
  • Once logged in, eAudiobooks can be listened to on the website. Non-protected eAudiobooks can also be downloaded as ZIP files and listened to offline.

To read our eMagazines on your computer, you need:

  • An RBdigital username and password (register for free on the Wiltshire RBdigital website)
  • Once logged in, eMagazines can be read on the website
  • Borrow up to 5 eBooks and 5 eAudiobooks at a time for free
  • eBooks and eAudiobooks can be borrowed for up to 21 days and can be returned early 
  • eBooks and eAudiobooks will automatically expire at the end of the loan period so no need to worry about overdue charges
  • Reserve up to 3 eBooks and eAudiobooks at a time for free
  • Unfortunately, this service is not available on Amazon Kindle eReaders, except the Kindle Fire, and Windows smart phones
  • The text in eBooks can be enlarged on most devices so all titles can be read in large print
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  • Checkout as many eMagazines as you wish for free
  • eMagazines remain in your collection until you delete them
  • eMagazines allow multiple users to download an issue of a magazine at the same time. However, publishers do set a limit for the number of times an issue can be checked out. These limits are applied to the newest issue and the three preceding back issues and are reset each time a new issue is released.
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How to download an eBook or eAudiobook

Step 1: Browse

Log in and browse the eBook and eAudiobook catalogue through the RBdigital app or on the Wiltshire RBdigital website.

Continue to Step 2

Step 2: Borrow

Select a title that you would like to read or listen to and click on ‘Checkout’.

If the title is already on loan to another customer, you will be given the option to place a ‘Hold’ rather than ‘Checkout’. 

Continue to Step 3

Step 3: Download ... enjoy!

To your smart phone or tablet:

  • Select ‘Read’ or 'Play' to download the title onto your smart phone or tablet within the app

An eBook to your eReader:

  • Click ‘Download’ to download the eBook to Adobe Digital Editions.  Open Adobe Digital Editions, connect your eReader to your computer and drag and drop the eBook onto your eReader

An eAudiobook to your computer:

  • Click 'Download' to open RBdigital Media Manager and start downloading

Titles will automatically expire at the end of the lending period.  There are no overdue charges.

If you have any questions about the service try our eBook, eAudio and eMagazine FAQs or email libraryenquiries@wiltshire.gov.uk.

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Last updated: 4 May 2020 | Last reviewed: 4 May 2020