Get free access to digital magazines

Library members can download and read thousands of the latest magazines for free. You will need your library card barcode and PIN to access eMagazines.

Our eMagazines are available from PressReader and OverDrive.



Borrow from a selection of over 3000 amazing magazine titles for up to 21 days.

Getting started with OverDrive

For new users:

Visit the OverDrive website and login using your library card number and PIN. If you wish to access magazines on your phone or tablet you will need to download the Libby app as below.

For previous RBDigital users:

You will need to install the new Libby app as RBDigital will be discontinued from 30 April 2021. You will be able to login to the OverDrive website and Libby app with your Rotorua Library account credentials.

Your history will be visible but you will need to download your magazines again to read them.

Download the Libby App

The OverDrive app is called Libby.



For more information on creating your RBDigital account, checking out eMagazines and downloading the RBDigital App see our online course on Niche Academy.

 Press Reader

Press Reader gives free access to the full content of over 500 magazines as well as 2000 newspapers from over 100 countries in over 60 languages.​

Visit Press Reader and login with your library barcode number and PIN. Once signed in with your library card, you can create your own account with your email address to customise your daily news reading experience. 

From 1 November 2019, changes have been made to the access of some newspapers via the Press Reader app.  Find out which publications have been affected HERE.

Page reviewed: 23 Apr 2021 4:24pm