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The Forest Park Public Library will be moving the digital magazine collection from RBdigital to the Libby app on February 3. You will continue to be able to browse, borrow, and enjoy all the same great digital magazines you loved in the RBdigital app, now available in Libby from OverDrive. 

If you currently have a magazine checked out in the RBdigital app, it will be available through the remainder of the lending period, so you can finish your title without disruption or risk of losing your place in the magazine. 

Magazine titles you have checked out will not be moved, but you may export your Transaction History from the RBdigital websites by accessing My Account > Profiles. You can check out those titles again in Libby.  Wherever possible, OverDrive will also supply up to 3 years of back issues for each magazine.

Our library is proud to continue to offer you a wide selection of digital titles for you to access anytime, anywhere through the award-winning Libby app. 

You can get Libby app on iOSAndroid, and more.

All you need to get started in Libby is your device, library card number, and PIN. The Libby app is easy to use and will guide you through the setup process and get you connected to the Forest Park Public Library in just a few minutes. If you have questions, you can find in-app support, or visit the Help site or Libby Academy within the app for assistance.

Summary of the differences patrons will see:

  • No text to speech functionality in Overdrive or Libby
  • No auto-checkout of magazine titles
  • There will now be lending periods for magazines (7, 14, or 21 days)
  • Users can renew a magazine within 3 days of the lending period 
  • Magazines do not count toward check out limits in Overdrive

If you would like previously checked out materials, there are two ways:

Magazine titles you have checked out will not be moved, but you may export your Transaction History from the RBdigital websites by accessing My Account > Profiles. You can check out those titles again in Libby.  Wherever possible, OverDrive will also supply up to 3 years of back issues for each magazine.

OR

A patron who previously borrowed ZINIO magazines from RBDigital can get historical magazine loans by downloading the free ZINIO app or going to zinio.com and registering for an account with the same email address they used to access RBDigital.  

Questions? Let us know. Call 708-366-7171 or email askus@fppl.org

More info: https://resources.overdrive.com/rbdigital-acquisition-faqs/#zinio