• Monique Gaddy

Easing into E-Resources: RB Digital

Updated: Apr 14, 2020

The Hidden Resource:

You may be familiar with many of the materials that you have access to at our library, such as books, CD's, audio-books, magazines, and DVDs. But were you familiar with the array of resources that are available electronically? Do you know what an electronic resource is? For those of you who are willing to take a journey into the vast world of electronic resources, this blog series is for you.

RB Digital

With RB Digital, you can check out books, audio-books, and magazines through your device in the comfort of your home. Read, listen, or browse through our collection whenever you want. All you have to do is install the RB Digital app on your device.

Electronic Books

RB Digital has a collection of books that are available for you to check out. Once you select a book that you would like to read, you can check it out and begin reading on your device. Today I checked out the title Swiss Family Robinson and was able to begin reading as soon as it was checked out. In addition to being able to read, you can also bookmark where you left off, highlight sections, and scroll through the list of chapters. Books check out for 7 days, but you can renew them if you need to. If you are not sure which book you want to check out, RB Digital provides plenty of recommendations with detailed descriptions. Check one out today!

Electronic Audio-books

RB Digital also has audio books available for checkout. Once you choose a title from our collection, you will check-out and download the book to start listening. If you need to rewind, fast forward, pause, or change the speed of the narration, you can do so from the player options. You can also bookmark where you left off and view the chapter list. There is also a sleep timer for those who listen before bed and don’t want to miss details by falling asleep. For those of you who enjoy a good story, browse our selection today!

Devices, Helpful Hints, and Tutoring

The RB Digital app is available for many devices and you can sync your devices so that you are never without your favorite reads. The RB Digital website has a lot of helpful guides available so that you can troubleshoot on your own, and the app even has a section where you can get helpful hints as you learn how to navigate this cool platform. You can reach the RB digital website from our library website for more details. If you get stuck along the way, or if the whole concept overwhelms you, don’t worry! You can always book an appointment with a tutor, drop in and see us, or give us a call, and we will do our best to guide you through the process! You can also watch the RB Digital tutorial on Niche Academy to learn on your own.

Up Next: RB Digital Magazines

You have now been introduced to the e-books and e-audio-books that are available through RB Digital, but there is a whole section of magazines available to checkout as well! Checking out magazines electronically is so fun and there is so much available that we will cover this section in the next blog! Stay tuned and don’t forget, it’s never too late to participate in lifelong learning opportunities at your library. If you need an extra hand, the library is available to help. Until next time, happy reading!

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