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Free for all Tameside Library members


Announcement: Libby is now live! image - Libby app

Tameside Libraries has now moved to the new Libby app from Overdrive for eMagazines. Tameside Libraries members will be able to login into Libby from 31 March 2021 and RB Digital will cease to be available from 30 April 2021

Call us on 0161 342 2031 if you would like any further information.


Read full digital copies of magazines for free from your computer, smartphone or tablet. Thousands of magazines are now 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.Image - moving to Libby

  • 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. Get the Libby app or view online.Link to External Website
  3. Find your Library and enter your library card number and PIN when requested. Your PIN is usually the DDYY of your date of birth e.g. for someone born on 7 March 1991 the PIN would be 0791.

The Libby app is easy to use and will guide you through the setup process and get you connected to our library in just a few minutes. If you have questions, you can find in-app support, or visit the Help site or Libby Academy within the app for assistance.

Please contact us if you need help with your PIN or setting up your Libby account. Call 0161 342 2031 or email


This exciting service for eMagazines can be viewed on a wide variety of desktop and mobile apps. Click on the appropriate link below to download your free app now. Please contact us if you need help moving to Libby. Call 0161 342 2031 or email


User Guides: find a Tutorial Link to External Website


Frequently Asked Questions: View Libby FAQ Link to External Website

Minimum computer requirements:

You can download Libby on:

  • iOS 9+ (get it from the Apple App Store)
  • Android 5.0+ (get it on Google Play)
  • If you have a Windows computer, Mac computer, or a Chromebook, you can use Libby in your web browser at We suggest using the latest version of Chrome, Safari, Firefox, or Edge (Chromium).


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

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


For further information contact:


Contact Information
Contact by Post

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