Free downloads for kids, young adults and adults

Download and enjoy a range of magazines and newspapers or read online with no limit on the number of titles or the length of time you keep them. We have two services, RBdigital and PressReader, giving you plenty of titles to choose from!

To use eBooks, eMagazines and eAudio you need to be a member

You can join online | Then use your Nottingham City Library card number and PIN/password to register for each service

Become a member of Nottingham City Libraries>>

eMagazines with RBdigital

Or download the RBdigital app for smartphone, table or iPad

You’ll need to select Nottingham City Libraries, have an email address, enter your library card number and then create a password.

Click here for troubleshooting help (You’ll need to have registered for the service already and your library card and PIN handy).


News Update!  Move to OverDrive from RBdigital

Over the next few weeks, our eMagazines collection will be moving from RBdigital to OverDrive.

OverDrive is the leading digital reading platform for libraries worldwide where you can continue to borrow, read and enjoy the same great magazines and more – anytime, anywhere in the one-tap reading app called Libby or your web browser.

This will mean to access our eMagazines in future you will need to log in to a different app, Libby, or through your web browser using your library card number and PIN/Password.

More information to follow, including the changeover date and what it means for you.

In the meantime, you can still use RBdigital to read your favourite eMagazines!

Note: Borrowbox, eAudiobooks and PressReader eNewspapers/eMagazines are not affected by this change.

eNewspapers and eMagazines with PressReader

More free titles for you to enjoy online or download on various devices, at home, in the library and on the go. Free newspapers and magazines from your local area, UK nationals and 1,000s more from around the world.

Keep up to date with today’s edition or catch up with old news. You can choose to see the full image of the newspaper including pictures, a text view only, or be read to using the ‘listen’ feature.

This is a free service for Nottingham City Library members*. You will need your library card number and PIN/password to sign in and access PressReader. If you are not a member you can join online now.

Click here for troubleshooting help (You’ll need to have registered for the service already and your library card and PIN handy).

*This is a free service to all Nottingham City Library members, however, if the app prompts you to pay, sign out and log back in with your library card number and PIN/password.

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EBooks on phones

Don’t have your own device?

Did you know you can use a Nottingham City Library HotSpot to access the PressReader?

Log onto a library computer or wifi, then go to the PressReader website.

  1. Select ‘Sign In’ & click the ‘Library or Group’ button.
  2. Search ‘Library – Nottingham City Council’ and select.
  3. Enter your library card number.

Check out the availability of  library computers here 

Go to PressReader website


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