eMagazines and eNewspapers

Make the Move for eMagazines

From the 1 April our eMagazine service will be available through the Libby App. This is our current app for eBooks and Audiobooks.

There will be more magazines to choose from and some important service updates as borrowed magazines will expire at the end of the loan period but customers will be able to renew them and, for some magazines, there will be three years of rolling back issues to look through.

The RB Digital app will remain in service until the 30 April to give customers time to move across to the Libby app. eNewspapers will remain on RB Digital for now and we hope to provide further information during April.

To find out more about the changes please visit https://www.overdrive.com/ZINIO-transition-preview


Visit the Libby App website to browse and read titles:

Download eMagazines and audiobooks



You can find out how to download and use the Libby app here

To make use of the Libraries NI eMagazine Service you will need your Libraries NI membership number and an email address. If you are not a member you can join online now to get one

Join online

Once you’ve got your membership number follow these simple steps to get started

Step 1

Download the Libby App

On your smartphone or tablet device, download the Libby App (Amazon Kindle Fire users will need to download the OverDrive App)

Step 2

Sign in to the App

When you open the app, Libby will ask if you have a library card number, tap on yes to proceed

Libby will ask you to choose your library. Tap ‘I’ll search for a library’ and if you’re not sure of your local branch search for Libraries NI. Add your library card number to Log-in

Step 3

Browse and borrow

If you know which magazine you are looking for, use the search function on the bottom of the screen.

If you prefer to browse the collection click on the library card icon at the bottom of the screen. Scroll down and select Magazines.

Choose an eMagazine and click borrow. Borrowed eMagazines will be stored in the bookshelf icon displayed at the bottom of the screen

Please note: To read eNewspapers, you must have an internet connection, so be careful about your data usage or switch to Wi-Fi data only if you wish.
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