Free magazines, comics and newspapers

Download digital copies of magazines, comics and newspapers for free from your computer, smartphone or tablet using the RBdigital App. We have available for you to download:

  • 110 magazine titles
  • Over 1500 comic titles
  • Over 1000 newspaper publications

How to sign up 

  • Have your library card number ready.  If you're not a member, you'll need to join a library.
  • Visit your app store and search for RBdigital (RBdigital is available for Apple and Android devices)
  • Register for an account either on the RBdigital App or the RBdigital website.
  • Find Plymouth Library Services UK in the list of libraries 
  • Enter your library card number and email address and set up a username and password. 
  • Select the magazine or comic you want to read and checkout to download (for newspapers click on the Press Reader link within the app)

When you register for an RBdigital account, you will be asked to confirm that you have read the Terms of Service, which include this notice about age restrictions:

"5. Age restrictions

Not all content on the site may be appropriate for all age groups. Access to the site is not limited by age; monitoring of a minor’s use of the collection is the responsibility of the parent/guardian/provider of content."

Magazines and comics can be kept for as long as you like. Back issues of magazine titles and newspaper publications are also available. 

Getting started and help guides are available on the RBdigital website or email library@plymouth.gov.uk for more information and help.

The titles available will sometimes change due to licensing issues.