How To: Get Started with OverDrive Magazines

Our selection of over 3,000 magazines can't wait for you to discover your favourite, and read digitally for free!

You can now find RBdigital’s e-magazines on OverDrive and Libby. You can learn more about the move from RBdigital to OverDrive here, opens a new window.

Keep up on the latest celebrity gossip or learn about world affairs with our e-magazines on OverDrive.

For the best viewing experience, we recommend reading e-magazines on the Libby website, opens a new window or on the Libby app, opens a new window.

Read e-magazines on Libby

After you’ve downloaded and logged in to Libby, there are a few ways you can find the magazines you want to read on the Libby app:

1. Choose Library, then Preferences. Change the format to Magazines, then select Apply Preferences.

2. Choose Library, then scroll down to Magazines and select “A list of over 3200 titles”.

3. Choose Library, then Explore. Choose Guide: Magazines.

When you find a magazine you’d like to read, select Borrow.


Tips and common questions

How do I get help with OverDrive and Libby?

If you don't find the answer on the Support site, OverDrive provides direct support to customers who use OverDrive and Libby.

Click here to contact OverDrive, opens a new window.

Libby also has support directly in the app: click  in the top-right corner of the app, then Get Some Help to contact Libby Support, suggest an idea, or see troubleshooting options.

You can also get help with your Kobo via phone or chat, here., opens a new window

These resources from the Libby Help page should help you read your e-magazines:

Read e-magazines on OverDrive

To find e-magazines on the OverDrive website, opens a new window, and on the OverDrive app, opens a new window, you can scroll down until you see Magazines and click on Magazines.


Extra help

Questions? Reach out to us at asklib@halifax.ca,, opens a new window or call us at 902-490-5753.

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