ebooks, ejournals and emagazines

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Emagazines from Zinio for Libraries

Zinio for Libraries is changing. From Tuesday 27 June 2017, the app and website will be rebranded as RBdigital and will now combine emagazines and eaudiobooks in a single app.

What do I need to know?

  • The new RBdigital app will be available to install from your device’s app store and you can still login using your Zinio for Libraries email/username and password
  • You can continue to use the Zinio for Libraries app for at least 60 days
  • The Zinio for Libraries website address will not change, but all references to Zinio for Libraries will be removed and replaced with RBdigital

Read full digital copies of magazines for free using the RBdigital emagazine service on your computer, smartphone or tablet. 48 different magazine titles are currently available ranging from The Economist to BBC Good Food and much more. RBdigital is available at any time and there is no limit to the number of magazines you can check out or how long you have them. You can also adjust the magazine font size to suit your needs.

Using RBdigital

  • If you are already registered, go straight to RBdigital to view the collection
  • Not yet registered? Create a new account on the RBdigital website, then download the RBdigital app from your device's app store

Benefits of the new RBdigital app

  • Simpler and more intuitive process for browsing, checking out, downloading and playing an eaudiobook
  • Clearer menu to help you navigate around the app
  • Improved search - ability to restrict search by genre, availability and target audience (e.g. adult, child)
  • See at a glance if a title is available or on loan. If it is on loan there will be an option to place a hold
  • Set the app to only download titles when connected to wifi or to automatically download them once checked out
  • Access to emagazines and eaudiobooks through the one app

Full list of RBdigital eMagazines available to download 25 Beautiful Homes; Auto Express; BBC Good Food; BBC History; BBC Music; BBC Top Gear; BBC Wildlife; Computer Shopper; Country Living UK; Countryfile Magazine; Cycling Weekly; Digital Camera World; Digital SLR Photography; Economist - UK edition; Elle UK; Empire; Esquire UK; Gardeners' World; GQ (British); Good Housekeeping UK; Grazia; Harper's Bazaar UK; Health & Fitness; HELLO! magazine; Homes & Gardens; Ideal Home; iPad & iPhone User; Living Etc; Lonely Planet Traveller; Marie Claire - UK; Men's Fitness UK; Men's Health UK; Mother & Baby; National Geographic Interactive; New Scientist International Edition; New Yorker; Newsweek Europe; PC Pro; Red UK; Tatler - UK; Total Film; Vanity Fair - UK; Vogue UK; Webuser; WIRED UK; Woman's Own; Woman's Weekly; Women's Health UK

Borrow free ebooks and eaudiobooks from Kensington and Chelsea libraries

Ebooks from Cloud Library

You can borrow ebooks free from Kensington and Chelsea libraries; all you need is your library card membership number and pin or password. You will be able to read the ebooks via a dedicated app on your computer, tablet, phone or ebook reader. You will need a valid library card to use the service. You can browse, borrow and return ebooks via the 3M website in a browser but will need to use the Cloud Library app to download and read them.

  1. Download the app
    Download the Cloud Library app from the Apple App Store, Google Play, NOOK Storefront or install the PC or Mac Cloud Library apps
     
  2. Log in to your library
    Using the drop down menu, select your Country, region and then library
    Click to agree to terms and log in. Enter your library ID and PIN (if required)
     
  3. Browse, check out and read
    Now you are ready to browse, check out and read ebooks from your local library
    You can borrow up to four ebooks at a time, for 14 days. You can also reserve two more; when your holds become available, they will be kept for you for three days
     
  4. Transfer ebooks
    If you have an ereader use the PC app to load the ebook through a USB connection (see the app support tab for detailed instructions)

For more information and support visit the yourcloudLibrary website

Please note: you will not be able to download ebooks using a Kensington and Chelsea library computer or any Kindle product except for the Kindle Fire. (see Instructions for Cloud Library on Kindle Fire).

Eaudiobooks from OneClickdigital

OneClickdigital is changing. From Tuesday 27 June 2017, the app and website will be rebranded as RBdigital and will now combine eaudiobooks and emagazines in a single app.

In this online collection there are over 600 best-selling eaudiobook titles including great self-help books and novels for children and teenagers.

What do I need to know?

  • If you currently have the OneClickdigital app on your device you should receive a notification through the app on or around 27 June 2017 informing you of the change. If your device is set to receive auto updates, the app will update automatically. If not you will just need to download the update for the app
  • If you use the OneClickdigital website you won't need to do anything. The rebranded website will look quite different (to match the app) but will still work in much the same way; it will still be accessible
  • Your existing OneClickdigital user name and password will continue to work with RBdigital and your loan and reservation entitlements will stay the same
  • All of your current loans and reservations will carry over to the new site and app

Using RBdigital

Not yet registered? All you need is a computer (PC or Mac) with broadband access and you can download the selected audiobook, play it on your PC or transfer it to your MP3 player, iPod or even your mobile phone or smartphone. Register on the OneClickdigital website, then download the RBdigital app from your device's app store.

Benefits of the new RBdigital app

  • Simpler and more intuitive process for browsing, checking out, downloading and playing an eaudiobook
  • Clearer menu to help you navigate around the app
  • Improved search - ability to restrict search by genre, availability and target audience (e.g. adult, child)
  • See at a glance if a title is available or on loan. If it is on loan there will be an option to place a hold
  • Set the app to only download titles when connected to wifi or to automatically download them once checked out
  • Access to eaudiobooks and emagazines through the one app

Access to Research

Access to Research gives public library users free access to a wide-range of published academic research through their local library terminal.

Some of the best known UK publishers have made the journal content of 8,400 academic and scientific journals (or over 1.5 million articles) available for free to public library users. Subjects span art, architecture, business, engineering, history, languages, medicine, politics, philosophy, film, religion, mathematics and the sciences. The content is ideal for students, researches and small businesses, amongst others.

This resource can only be accessed from the library.


ejournals

Kensington and Chelsea libraries now offer you 24 hour access to our eJournal collection which includes sections on financial information, politics and ecology.