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Free for all Tameside Library members

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Read full digital copies of magazines for free from your computer, smartphone or tablet. 100 magazines are currently available covering a wide range of interests. Magazine titles include Ideal Home; Men's Health; Popular Science; National Geographic; Total Film; Gamesmaster and much more.

  • Free to all library members
  • Available 24/7
  • Download and read offline
  • Popular eMagazines to choose from
  • Dedicated Apple and Android apps

How do I sign up for eMagazines

  1. Join our library (already a Tameside Library member? go to step 2).
  2. Download the RB Digital app on your device and choose Register now on the main page to create an account.
  3. Choose your country, then Greater Manchester Consortium and Tameside Libraries
  4. Enter your Tameside Library card number and create a memorable username and password.
Once registered, you will be automatically logged in and can enjoy our free magazines.
For more details on mobile registration, watch our video guide  or view our user guide.pdf


Create Your Personal Reading List

  1. Once you’re logged in, click on a magazine you wish to read. You can then choose to continue browsing or read via PC/Mac. If you are using a tablet you will be required to download the App.
  2. You have now completed the registration process. Your magazines are now in ‘My Collection’ ready to be enjoyed.

    For step by step guide on how to use RB Digital for libraries, download the RB Digital for Libraries User Guide pdf Link to External Website

Add as many titles as you’d like from our RB Digital eMagazines collection – they will remain in Your Reading List until you choose to delete them.

Download the app:

RB Digital magazines can be viewed on a wide variety of desktop and mobile apps. Click on the appropriate link below to download your free app now:

Note: before downloading the app, you will be required to follow step 1 to 6 above.


You can return to our RB Digital eMagazines collection page at any time to add more titles to your app!

User Guides:


Watch a Tutorial


Frequently Asked Questions

View RB Digital eMagazine FAQ Link to External Website

Minimum computer requirements:

To use RB Digital eMagazine on your desktop or laptop your computer must have the following system requirements:

  • Windows XP & higher with: Flash 10.1 or higher; Preferred browser: Internet Explorer 11 & higher; Alternative browsers: Firefox 3.6 & higher, Google Chrome; Screen resolution: 1024x768 or higher
  • Mac OS 10.5 & higher with: Flash 10.1 or higher, Preferred browser: Safari 5 & higher, Firefox 3.6 & higher, Alternative browsers: Google Chrome; Screen resolution: 1024x768 or higher


If you have any questions or need help, please view our  RB Digital eMagazine support site. Your query will be responded to with 2 working days by the UK based RB Digital Support Team. 

Tameside Libraries provides access to digital media from a range of providers. Use of these services are subject to the provider’s terms and conditions. Tameside Libraries accepts no responsibility for materials accessed from the provider. Parents or guardians must assume responsibility for guiding young people in their use of these services whether these are accessed via the internet or apps.

Find out about eBooks, eNewspapers and eMagazines in our eReading pdf leaflet.


For further information contact:


Contact Information
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Tameside Libraries Information Service
Ashton Library
Tameside One
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0161 342 2031
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0161 241 3095