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A world of magazines at your fingertips

RB Digital is one of the least-used of all of the Willard apps, but it's one of my favorites. More than any other library app, this one has saved my household money.

The RB Digital app is the best way to access Willard's collection of free magazine subscriptions. I'm not a huge magazine reader, but I like to have them on hand when I'm traveling or when I know I'm about to spend a lot of time waiting.

When I have a trip coming up or a series of medical appointments, I pull out my tablet, fire up RB Digital, and start downloading. The process doesn't take very long, and you get the full issue just as it appeared in print—but without the grime of a waiting room copy or the price tag from the checkout lane.

At home, I used to order a variety of subscriptions so that my family had something to read for every mood and occasion. I spent a lot of time sorting (Maybe that's just a librarian thing?), tidying, and finally recycling issues.

These days, I get BirdWatching, National Geographic, and The New Yorker delivered regularly to my tablet, but you may also see me reading Glamour, Vanity Fair, or OK for my Kate Middleton fix. When I'm on a health kick, I can find new recipes and exercise tips. When I feel like baking for the holidays or getting ready for the next season, I can pick up an issue for new inspiration.

You can read an issue at a time, or you can download back issues if you want to catch up. You can also set alerts to be notified when new issues are released.

Reduce cost and clutter and increase reading time with RB Digital and your Willard Library card!

Leah Dodd is the director of Willard Library.She is currently listening to "The Turn of the Screw" by Henry James on CD Book and reading the comics from The New Yorker with the RB Digital app.

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Comments 1

Guest - Tom Headley on Wednesday, 16 October 2019 14:50

Thank you providing this service. I was amazed how easy this is to use and so handy.

Thank you providing this service. I was amazed how easy this is to use and so handy.
Wednesday, 27 October 2021