Ebooks, emagazines, enewspapers and eaudiobooks

If you are a member of Westminster libraries, you will be able to borrow and download ebooks, emagazines, enewspapers and eaudiobooks for free straight to a dedicated app on your tablet, phone, ebook reader or computer. 

Become a library member

1. Ebooks

Library members can borrow ebooks for free. You will be able to read the ebooks via an app on your computer, tablet, phone or ereader.

Using Cloud Library

Browse, borrow and return ebooks via the Cloud Library website in a browser: 

  1. Log in using your library card and agreeing to the terms
  2. Browse the catalogue and click on a book. When you press 'Borrow' you can download the app for your device
  3. You can view all loans in the My Books section
  4. ​If you have an ereader, use the PC App to load the ebook through a USB connection (see the app support tab for detailed instructions)

You can borrow up to four ebooks for 14 days. You can also reserve 2 more: when these become available, they will be kept for 3 days

Whilst you can browse for books online, you will need the dedicated app to download and read them

For more information and support visit the yourcloudLibrary website

You will not be able to download ebooks using a Westminster library computer or any Kindle product except for the Kindle Fire (see Instructions for Cloud Library on Kindle Fire)

2. Emagazines and enewspapers

Enewspapers

With over 6,000 publications from over 100 countries in over 60 languages, PressReader is the leading digital newspaper and magazine provider for premium content. 

Libraries members can access 1000s of magazines and newspapers in libraries and on personal devices. 

Read titles like the National Post, The Guardian, Washington Post, Vogue, Forbes and much more from all over the world.

The new PressReader platform lets you customise your reading experience, gain international perspectives and engage with topics of interest.

Using PressReader

  • You must be a member of Westminster libraries
  • Go to the PressReader website or download the PressReader app from your smartphone or tablet’s app store
  • Select your library from the dropdown list
  • Sign in with your library membership barcode and pin
  • You can also access PressReader on your own device using Wi-Fi in our libraries - launch either the app or the PressReader website (no need to login with your library membership barcode and pin).

Library members can access user guides, video tips and more on the PressReader Help Center website.

Emagazines from RBdigital

Please note the Rbdigital website and app will be down in preparation for its next update from 1am on Thursday 14 September 2017 for approximately eight hours.

 RBdigital, formerly known as Zinio for Libraries, now combines  emagazines and eaudiobooks in a single app.

What you need to know

The new RBdigital app will be available to install from your device’s app store and you can still login using your Zinio for Libraries email or username and password.

The Zinio for Libraries website address will not change, but all references to Zinio for Libraries has been removed and replaced with RBdigital.

Read full digital copies of magazines for free using the RBdigital emagazine service on your computer, smartphone or tablet. 48 different magazine titles are currently available ranging from The Economist to BBC Good Food and much more. RBdigital is available at any time and there is no limit to the number of magazines you can check out or how long you have them. You can also adjust the magazine font size to suit your needs.

Using RBdigital

  • if you're already registered, go straight to RBdigital to view the collection
  • if you're not yet registered, create a new account on the RBdigital website. Then download the RBdigital app from your device's app store

Benefits of the new RBdigital app

  • simpler and more intuitive process for browsing, checking out, downloading and playing an eaudiobook
  • clearer menu to help you navigate around the app
  • improved search - ability to restrict search by genre, availability and target audience (e.g. adult, child)
  • see at a glance if a title is available or on loan. If it is on loan there will be an option to place a hold
  • set the app to only download titles when connected to wifi or to automatically download them once checked out
  • access to emagazines and eaudiobooks through the one app.

Available magazines

Current titles available
  • 25 Beautiful Homes
  • Auto Express
  • BBC Good Food Magazine
  • BBC History Magazine
  • BBC Music
  • BBC Top Gear Magazine 
  • BBC Wildlife Magazine
  • Computer Shopper
  • Country Living UK
  • Countryfile Magazine
  • Cycling Weekly
  • Digital Camera World
  • Digital SLR Photography
  • Economist - UK edition 
  • Elle UK
  • Empire
  • Esquire UK
  • Gardeners' World
  • GQ (British)
  • Good Housekeeping UK
  • Grazia
  • Harper's Bazaar UK
  • Health & Fitness
  • HELLO! magazine
  • Homes & Gardens
  • Ideal Home
  • iPad & iPhone User
  • Living Etc
  • Lonely Planet Traveller
  • Marie Claire - UK
  • Men's Fitness UK
  • Men's Health UK
  • Mother & Baby
  • National Geographic Interactive
  • New Scientist International Edition
  • New Yorker
  • Newsweek Europe
  • PC Pro
  • Red UK
  • Tatler - UK
  • Total Film
  • Vanity Fair - UK
  • Vogue UK
  • Webuser
  • WIRED UK
  • Woman's Own
  • Woman's Weekly
  • Women's Health UK

3. Eaudiobooks

Audiobooks from RBdigital

Please note the Rbdigital website and app will be down in preparation for its next update from 1am on Thursday 14 September 2017 for approximately eight hours.

RBdigital, formerly known as OneClickdigital, now combines eaudiobooks and emagazines in a single app.

In this online collection there are over 600 best-selling eaudiobook titles including great self-help books and novels for children and teenagers.

What you need to know

If you had the OneClickdigital app on your device, you should have received a notification through the app on or around the 27 June 2017 about the change. If your device is set to receive auto-updates, the app will have updated automatically. If not you'll need to download the update for the app.

If you use the RBdigital website you won't need to do anything. The rebranded website will look quite different (to match the app) but will still work in much the same way; it will still be accessible.

Your existing OneClickdigital user name and password will continue to work with RBdigital and your loan and reservation entitlements will stay the same.

All your current loans and reservations will have carried over to the new site and app.

Using RBdigital

Not yet registered? All you need is a computer (PC or Mac) with broadband access and you can download the selected eaudiobook, play it on your PC or transfer it to your MP3 player, iPod or even your mobile phone or smartphone. Register on the RBdigital website, then download the RBdigital app from your device's app store.

Benefits of the new RBdigital app

  • simpler and more intuitive process for browsing, checking out, downloading and playing an eaudiobook
  • clearer menu to help you navigate around the app
  • improved search - ability to restrict search by genre, availability and target audience (eg adult, child)
  • see at a glance if a title is available or on loan. If it is on loan there will be an option to place a hold
  • set the app to only download titles when connected to wifi or to automatically download them once checked out
  • access to eaudiobooks and emagazines through the one app

Last updated: 8 September 2017
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