1. Access the library's RBdigital magazine (formerly Zinio for Libraries) website at zinio.mathewslibrary.org.
2. Create an account on the library's RBdigital magazine website using your library card number.
3. On mobile devices,install the RBdigital app. On Mac or PC computers, you may read magazines directly in the browser.
4. Set up the app.
5. Search or browse, download and enjoy your magazines!
Download these guides for additional instruction:
Mobile devices including iOS, Android and Kindle Fire
- Audiobook and Magazine App User Guide
- App User Guide for Accessing Collections with Multiple Account Profiles - Mathews Memorial Library has separate collections for RBdigital audiobooks and magazines. You will need to set up separate profiles within the app using your login credentials for each service.
- To access the RBdigital magazine collection, App users must choose Mathews Memorial Library when selecting their library. (SOVALUe is the consortium name for the RBdigital audiobook collection).
PC or Mac Computer, MP3 Player or an Audio-capable eBook Reader
For additional assistance in setting up your device, please bring it to the library.
RBdigital Magazines FAQs
What is Zinio?
Zinio is the world's largest online newsstand that offers thousands of online magazines. The Library of Virginia has purchased a subscription to Zinio through RBdigital to give you free access to over 60 popular digital magazines such as Newsweek, National Geographic, Woman's Day, and Car and Driver.
How can I read these magazines?
Go to http://zinio.mathewslibrary.org. New users will be prompted to create an account. Once you are logged in, you will see the titles that we subscribe to. Magazines can be read and downloaded on your PC, Mac, iPad/iPhone and Android device. For more detailed instructions, click here.
Can I be charged for reading a magazine in Zinio?
As long as you log into the RBdigital Magazines page from our website, you will not be charged to read the magazines to which we subscribe. However, you do have the option of purchasing a subscription to magazines the library does not subscribe to via the commercial Zinio site.
How long can I keep a magazine?
Forever, if you'd like. There is no loan period, but you do have the option of deleting them from your account.
Will I continue to get new issues of the magazines I've selected?
No, you will have to return to your library account and add it to your personal Zinio account. When you download a magazine, you can choose to receive e-mails when issues are available or opt out of e-mail notification.
Can I email articles to my friends?
Yes, from a computer you can share articles (not the entire magazine) via email and even Facebook! Some magazines will allow you to print as well. These features are not available with the mobile app.
About Zinio: Zinio is the world's largest newsstand and bookstore. With its many digital products and services, Zinio creates better ways for people to discover published content, get more of it and do more with it. Now, readers can purchase content once to be read on any screen. Zinio provides the ability to shop for, search inside, read, share and save digital content in 23 local newsstands in any country in the world. Through the ZINIO UNITY™ reading platform, readers can move seamlessly within each publication page between text, interactive graphics, animated illustrations, videos and much more. Offering hundreds of thousands of the best digital titles, Zinio's e-stores and applications are revolutionizing reading. Founded in 2001 and privately held, Zinio is headquartered in San Francisco and has offices in New York, London, Paris, Barcelona and Taipei. For more information, visit www.zinio.com.
About Recorded Books: Recorded Books is a leading provider of library services around the world, the largest independent producer of unabridged audiobooks, and a distributor of other audio products. Over 10,000 titles for adults, children and young adults are narrated by professional award-winning actors. RBdigital from Recorded Books offers digital database services for downloadable audiobooks as well as continuing education courses, software training, online foreign language courses, digital magazines, independent films, and much more. The OneClickdigital platform delivers electronic products to both libraries and their patrons. eAudiobooks from all the major publishers are available from OneClickdigital and a large collection of titles are simultaneous-access. An eBook program is planned to be launched in 2013. For more information, visit www.recordedbooks.com.