Guide to using RBdigital Magazines (Zinio)

RBdigital Magazines (Zinio) – Account Set Up

If you already have a Zinio account, please use it to log in to the RBdigital Magazine portal and app.  New customers must create a RBdigital account to read Ottawa Public Library (OPL) magazine subscriptions.  

Click on the RBdigital link from the OPL website. If accessing this page from outside the library, you will be asked for your library card number and PIN.

  • Click on “Create New Account” in the top left corner of the page.
  • Enter your name, email address, create a password and click “Create Account”
  • The Account set up status will display “Successful! Email has been sent to you”
  • An activation email link will be sent to your email. If you do not receive an email, please check your junk/spam email folder. Click on the provided link and you will be informed that your account is active.
  • Return to the OPL RBdigital website, click on Login,
  • Enter the email and password you used to create the account, and click on “Log in”.  You are now ready to browse your favourite magazine titles! 

Viewing Your Magazines on Desktop/Laptops and Mobile Devices

  • Use the available navigation tools to search for the magazine(s) of your choice.
  • Click on the cover of the magazine you would like to view.  Next, click on Checkout.
  • On a PC, Mac or Chromebook, click ‘Start Reading’ and instantly access your magazine from your web browser (Firefox, Chrome, Internet Explorer 10+ and Safari)
  • On a mobile device, look for the links beside the following text: "GET RBdigital Mobile Apps:".  The provided links will transfer you to the “RBdigital” app for iPad, Android or Kindle Fire. Once you've installed the app, you can log in using the single account created with the library and download / read your magazines.

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