Answered By: Reegan B.
Last Updated: Apr 12, 2019     Views: 2874

You can borrow 20 RBdigital eBooks and 20 eAudiobooks at a time through the RBdigital mobile app! Here are the steps to follow to get connected:


1. Login to or Register with RBdigital through the library website

Connect to RBdigital for eBooks through the library website. When you are taken to the site, click "Create New Account" to register. 

Important: If you used Zinio with Winnipeg Public Library in the past, your username and password have been transferred to RBdigital, so you do not need to register for a new account. Use your old Zinio username and password to log in.

If you experience any problems logging in using your Zinio username and password, please connect with us through the Ask Us! form. (This problem likely has to do with your password and we can help you with resetting your password.) 



If you are registering for the first time...

Creating an account is easy. Enter all of the details requested in the form and then click REGISTER. (You will sign in using the username and password that you created.)


2. Get Apps

Go to the Apple Store or Google Play Store to search for and install the RBdigital app. 


3. Sign in to the app using the log in credentials that you created in Step 1. 

When you first open the app, the page will default to the USA. Scroll down to Canada and then enter the username and password that you created in Step 2.  


After you tap NEXT, you will be taken to a page to enter your password. If you have selected the country correctly, the screen will also say Canada and Winnipeg Public Library.



If your login has been successful, you will be taken to the HOME page of the app. 

RBdigital app home page


4. Access the App Menu

To access the app Menu, tap on the 3-line menu button located in the top left corner. From here, you can:

  • Narrow down the collection to view eBooks by tapping on EBOOKS.
  • See the items that you have checked out, placed on a wish list, placed on hold, recommended, plus your borrowing history.
  • Adjust your settings.
  • Connect with help resources.


5. Browse or Search the eBook Collection


To Browse:

After you tap on EBOOKS in the menu, you will be shown a list of the most popular books. To browse the entire collection of books, tap on VIEW ALL located near the top right corner. You will be shown the list of available titles. 



Move from page to page (numbered at the top) to browse the entire RBdigital eBook collection. 


To Search or Filter:

You can search by KEYWORD, TITLE, or AUTHOR. Tap on the magnifying glass, select one of the 3 search options from the dropdown, enter your search word(s), and then tap SEARCH.


You can also filter results by tapping on the magnifying glass and filtering by GENRE, AVAILABILITY, and AUDIENCE.


6. Find an eBook and borrow it

After you find a book that you're interested in, tap on its cover. You will be taken to its page where you can select the number of days that you'd like to borrow the book for. By default, books will be checked out to you for 21 days. If you want to borrow the book for less time, tap on the 21 days drop down under CHECKOUT and borrow the book for 1-20 days - you pick!


Tap on CHECKOUT to borrow the book.


7. Read an eBook​

A screen will pop-up to let you know that you have successfully checked out the book. It will then disappear leaving you with the option to READ, RETURN, or RENEW the book.


Tap READ to open the book. When you do this the book will automatically start to download in the background so you will be able to read it offline. 

Tip: The first time you tap READ, the title will automatically download. You can ensure that titles will download only on Wi-Fi (as opposed to your data plan) by going to Settings > Wi-Fi Only and selecting ON. If you do not want the title to start downloading right away, you can hit “back” instead of “play”; your checkouts page will show a “download” button that you can use to download the book at a later time.


To turn pages: Tap or swipe in the direction that you'd like to go.

To exit out of the book: Tap the BACK icon in the top left corner.

And here are some more options available to you to enhance your reading experience:




8. Return or Renew an eBook

To return or renew a book (and if you are still in the book), tap on the BACK icon and then tap RETURN or RENEW. As long as the book isn't requested by someone else, you'll be able to renew it. If not, you'll need to place it on hold. You will be notified by email when your hold is available.




If you have any additional questions about this process, please Ask Us!

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