Free magazines, comics and newspapers

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

  • over 3000 magazine titles
  • over 900 comic and graphic novel titles
  • over 1000 newspaper publications.

eMagazines and eComics

How to sign up

  • visit your app store and search for Libby and download the app to use with your tablet or smartphone
  • find Plymouth Library Services (UK) in the list of libraries
  • enter your library card number and PIN when prompted (if you are not already a library member you can join online)
  • select Library to start browsing and downloading eMagazines, eComics and graphic novels.

If you wish to read eMagazines and eComics through your laptop or PC browser click here:

Read eMagazines and eComics through your browser

Getting started and troubleshooting guides are available on the OverDrive website or email library@plymouth.gov.uk for more information and help or if you need to reset your PIN.

Please note that the Libby app is not compatible with Kindle Fire devices.

Digital newspapers

You can access digital newspapers by logging in to the RBdigital app with your library card number and email address.

Please note that from 18 May, our digital newspaper service will be transferring to a new provider. From this date you will be able to access newspapers via PressReader within the Libby app or Overdrive website. More details will be added shortly.

The titles available will sometimes change due to licensing issues.