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Download Magazines

Digital Magazine Downloads

Mead Public Library now offers its cardholders free online access to RBdigital (formerly Zinio), a collection of popular magazines to read on a computer or mobile device. Popular titles with no holds, no checkout periods, and no limits. Use the library account to check out materials.

Step 1: Create a Library Collection Account

  • Go to the library collection portal.

  •  Select Create New Account in the upper right corner and enter your library card number and select Next.

  • Enter your name and email and create a password. Passwords must have at least 7 characters and include letters and numbers.

  • Select Create Account.

Step 2: Select a Magazine

  • Find a magazine by scrolling through the cover images, selecting a category, or searching by title.

  • Click on a cover image for more information about the magazine or to select earlier issues.

  • Select Checkout.

  • In the confirmation box, choose Keep Browsing to select more titles or Start Reading to open the issue in your browser.

  • Manage your checkouts by clicking on the My Collection button.

  • Choose open book icon to open an issue or the trash icon to remove an issue from your checkout list.

  • There is no limit to the number of titles you can check out, and issues may be kept as long as you want.

Step 3: RBdigital App


The RBdigital app is available for many devices, including Apple, Android & Kindle Fire

  • Download RBdigital from the app store on your device.

  • Once installed, sign in with the same email from Step 1 and click Next. Click on Monarch Library System. Enter your RBdigital password and click Next.

  • Issues you have checked out from Monarch Library System appear in the app.

  • To check out something new touch the 3 horizontal lines in the upper left hand corner and choose Magazines. You can scroll through the list to find a title that you want. The most current issue will be displayed. 

  • If you would like an older issue click on the magazine and then select View All Issues.

  • Select Checkout to get the issue.

  • To read the issue click on the 3 horizontal lines in the upper left hand corner and select close encounters of the third kind Checked Out.

  • Select Read if you are connected to Wi-Fi and do not want to download the issue.

  • To download an issue to the device, tap Download. Downloaded titles can be accessed offline.

  • To delete an issue, tap the X on the cover of the issue you want to remove. This will remove the issue from your device and your account, and if you would like to read it again you will need to check the issue out again.

For additional help check out FAQ  and more information.