eMagazines and eNewspapers


You can read a wide range of free eMagazines including New Scientist, Diva, Gardeners’ World, Marie Claire and The Economist using the free RBdigital service.

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To download and read eMagazines on your smartphone or tablet please use the free RBdigital app:

To help you through the process you can download the RBdigital quick start guide (pdf, 870kb) or use their online support tool.

You can use the same app to access a selection of eAudiobooks.

You can also download a full list of all magazines and newspapers (pdf, 366kb) available in libraries, including the digital editions.


We offer two eResources which allow you to view archived newspapers and newspaper articles:

  • NewsBank - searchable text of most major UK newspaper articles from 15 to 30 years ago up to present day
  • Times Digital Archive - free access to 200 years of the digitised archives of The Times newspaper covering the dates 1785-2009
If you’re not already a member you can join now and start reading eMagazines and eNewspapers immediately

Page last updated: 09 November 2017