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Online magazines

Read full text digital copies of your favourite

  • Magazines
  • Daily, national, local and international newspapers
  • Comics 
  • Graphic novels

All for free from your computer, smartphone or tablet using your library card.

On 30 March 2021, magazines and comics will move from RBdigital to Overdrive and the Libby app. Any current loans will still be available on RBdigital until 30 April 2021. For more information please see the FAQ.


More than 150 magazines are currently available covering everything from TV and gossip, lifestyle to food, and computers to family history. Discover these top titles and more:

  • Autocar
  • BBC Good Food
  • Cosmopolitan
  • Heat
  • Men's Health
  • New Scientist
  • OK! Magazine

e-Comics and graphic novels

A selection of adult and children’s comics, including Marvel titles 


A wide range of e-Newpapers are available via ‘PressReader’: Local and national (tabloid and broadsheet) newspapers, and non-English language content too. Discover the following titles, and more: 

  • Blackpool Gazette 
  • The Guardian 
  • The Daily Mail 
  • The Daily Mirror 
  • The Independent 
  • The Sunday Telegraph

Accessing the content

You will need your library card number, if you are not a library member you can join for free.

Magazines and comics are available via the Overdrive website or the Libby app.

To access newspapers you will need an RBdigital account.

Further instructions are outlined in the following document:

Digital access instructions [PDF 957 KB]

Log in above, or download the RBdigital app on your mobile or tablet.