eBooks, eAudiobooks, Magazines and Comics

Wales Children's Library

These online services are free to members of Newport Libraries to access reference information and download loans direct to your computer or mobile device.

If your library card is not accepted by either service you may need to have your eBook account activated - email LION@newport.gov.uk and tell us the name of the service you are trying to access. 

Amazon eReader devices (such as Kindle) are unable to access these services at the moment.

Download and read instructions to ensure junior library users access appropriate material (pdf).

Free eMagazines and eComics are moving to the Libby App

On 6 April our digital Magazines and Comics will be migrating from the RBdigital collection to OverDrive’s award-winning app, Libby. 

More information will be available here shortly about how this will take place. If you already use our eMagazines and eComics service RBdigital will also notify you via the app two weeks before the transfer and will redirect you to OverDrive once it is complete.

Unfortunately we will not be continuining our subscription to the Overdrive eComics service, so this will not be available after 30 April. 

Any existing magazine content will be carried across to the new supplier.

You'll still be able to access the current collection of eMagazines on RBdigital until 30 April.

Once you register with Libby you will have access to over 3,300 eMagazines and they are all available on a completely unlimited checkout basis – even The Economist – so no more turnaways ever!

RBdigital - Wales Children's Library

RBdigital has created a new way of viewing content for our junior users. Download the Wales Children’s Library guide (pdf) to see how, and follow the links below too!

Bolinda Borrow Box

As a member of Newport Libraries you can enjoy the vast library of Bolinda Borrow Box eBooks and eAudiobooks.

  • up to ten items on loan at any one time
  • two week loan period
  • renewals available
  • automatic return

You will need the Borrow Box app to access these resources.

Download the Borrow Box app on Android, Apple or Kindle Fire

Access Bolinda Borrow Box

RBdigital Magazines

When you are a member of Newport Libraries you have access to hundreds of magazines online, absolutely free.

  • unlimited items on loan
  • yours to keep forever
  • back issues available
  • the RB digital app is required to access, download on AndroidApple or Kindle

Access RBdigital Magazines

RB Digital Comics 

If you love comics and graphic novels you can enjoy unlimited access to digital graphic novels and comics on any web-connected device.

There are over 93 publishers with over 16,000 comics and graphic novels to choose from - and it's all absolutely free.

  • unlimited items on loan
  • one week loan period
  • automatic return
  • mobile devices will need the RB Digital Comics app

Download the RB digital app on AndroidApple or Kindle

Access RB Digital Comics

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