Digital Magazines at a Library Near You

Patrons Have Access via MAIN Public Libraries

Morristown, NJ – MAIN libraries, in partnership with Recorded Books, Inc. offers the digital magazine service RBdigital. RBdigital features full-color, digital magazines for instant desktop reading, mobile streaming, and mobile-app download. With this service, patrons can add new and back issues to personal reading libraries with no holds, no checkout periods, and no limits to the number of magazines checked out and downloaded. And with personal notifications for favorite magazines, patrons never miss an issue.

Lesley Karczewski, Director of the Chester Library, has enjoyed digital magazines alongside her patrons for some time now: “it’s a great product for any library patron looking for something to read on their tablet or phone.” Ms. Karczewski continued, “Patrons can choose from nearly 100 different magazines through MAIN’s subscriptions. Magazines are always available so no placing holds or waiting in a digital line for the newest issue. The newly released RBdigital app makes it even easier to check out and read magazines.”

The New Yorker, ESPN The Magazine, Rolling Stone, Cosmopolitan, Popular Mechanics, National Geographic, GQ, The Economist, and The Atlantic are just a few of the popular magazine titles available from RBdigital.

“Magazines offer a different experience to readers than books,” said Phillip Berg, MAIN Executive Director. “RBdigital allows libraries not to worry when a particular issue goes missing or gets ruined. Not to worry: the app has it ready to go for everyone!”

Library users can download the RBdigital app free of charge anywhere at any time in their preferred app store. Once the app is installed to a device, there is a simple, one-time sign in process. Users can be reading their favorite magazines in less than a minute. Content is stored on the device itself, meaning no data charges are incurred after download. Users needing assistance should contact their local library or visit: https://www.rbdigital.com/mainincnj/

MAIN was originally created in 1980 when a number of Morris County’s libraries were automated with a shared computer system. Over time, it has evolved into a full-fledged public library consortium in and around the County, which offers its members cost-sharing opportunities, technical support, and an organizational structure conducive to collaboration and efficient management of tax dollars.

Recorded Books is a leading publisher of spoken-word content. It is the largest independent publisher of audiobooks and provider of digital media to consumer, retail, professional, school, library and infotainment markets. The company owns an exclusive catalog of more than 27,000 audiobook titles narrated by professional, award-winning actors. Recorded Books also provides digital audiobooks and eBooks, as well as other compelling third-party content, including digital magazines and films. Recorded Books was founded in 1979 and is headquartered in Prince Frederick, MD.

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For further information, please contact Phillip Berg, MAIN Executive Director, or visit http://www.mainlib.org.

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