Downloading Magazines FAQ

What is RB Digital?
Through a contract with one of our vendors, we are able to offer a selection of digital magazines to our patrons.

It'd be awesome if you had my favorite magazine. Can you get it?
Maybe. Let us know what it is, and we’ll try.

How do I read a magazine that I’ve borrowed?
There are two ways to read a magazine

1) In a compatible web browser 

2) Using the RB Digital app. This is best for reading on the go. The RB Digital app is available for Android, iOS, and Kindle Fire. You can checkout and read magazines within the app.

How do I delete a magazine from my device?
Go to your checkouts in the RB Digital app. Click the "X" on each magazine to remove it. You may also tap the cover of the magazine you wish to delete and select Return.

Does RB Digital cost anything?
Not for you. Anyone with a Lake Villa District Library card can read and download the magazines available through our RB Digital collection.   

What if someone has already checked out a magazine I want?
It doesn’t matter! RB Digital magazines are simultaneous multi-access, which is library slang that means everyone can read them at once.

Can I check out more than 1 magazine at a time?
Please do. You can check out as many as you want.  

Can I check out back issues?
Yes. We have back issues starting from the time we subscribed to the magazine.  Click a cover to see them.

How long is the checkout period?
As long as you want. Your magazines won’t be removed until you delete them.

Who can I contact for more assistance?
refdesk@lvdl.org | or call the library 847.356.7711 

Ready to read a digital magazine? Browse our RB Digital magazine collection