Cool tips to find and access content on your RB Digital app


Spend less time searching for content on RBdigital and more time enjoying it with these helpful tips for accessing audiobooks, magazines and eBooks on RBdigital:

  • Download All—Rather than downloading each checked out title individually, the Download All function in the app enables you to download all checked out titles with one tap. From the menu, select CHECKED OUT. Then, tap the DOWNLOAD ALL button to download all checked out titles in the audiobooks, magazines or eBooks carousels so you can access them offline.


  • Hyperlink Search—Save time and view more titles from a certain author, narrator, genre, or series with easy, one-click hyperlink search in the app and browser. Select any title to open its detail page. Then, click on the author, narrator, genre, or series name to display search results matching that selection.


  • Advanced Search—If you’re searching for something specific in the app or browser, Advanced Search enables you to find what you’re looking for quicker by narrowing the results. You can search by genre, for example, to find something without knowing the author or title. From the menu, select audiobooks, magazines or eBooks and click VIEW ALL to display all results for that format. Then, tap FILTER to enter advanced search criteria.



Explore Britannica Online alongside the Summer Reading Challenge

Encyclopaedia Britannica Online has created a special collection of resources to support children participating in this year’s Summer Reading Challenge. This contains articles, images and videos linked to this year’s theme of Mischief Makers!


If you go to and put in your library card number, you will find the pack of Summer Reading Challenge resources. Find out all about The Beano and Dennis – the ultimate mischief maker! Read all about other well known mischief makers through the ages…

Wokingham Borough Libraries offers free, online access to Britannica Online, which is a top quality, constantly updated encyclopaedia suitable for all ages. As well as in-depth articles on a wide range of topics, the website also contains articles based around current news topics-

  • Britannica Library Junior is aimed at ages 5 to 11, and one of its features is News of the Day from CBBC.
  • Britannica Library Student is for ages 12 to 18, and includes a Daily Buzzword explaining its meaning and how it is used.

If you are using a library computer you will have automatic access, and if you logon to the website via the library website from home you will need to enter your library card in the card number box.


PressReader – the new free e-Newspaper and e-Magazine service


PressReader is the world’s largest digital newspaper service, and is now available free from Wokingham Borough Libraries.

  • Over 7,000 newspapers and magazines from 101 countries in 60 languages
  • Personal delivery – read and download on the devices of your choice
  • Local and international – choose from thousands of publications from local content like The Wokingham Paper to major international titles such as The Washington Post
  • Full content – full replica versions with every detail you’d see in print (including supplements)
  • Current day – titles hit PressReader as soon as they’re puiblished, so you always have access to the freshest content
  • Listen – the audio feature lets you listen to articles when you’re on the go
  • Translate – instantly translate content into up to 17 languages
  • Share – social media sharing is easy with PressReader
  • Comment – join the discussion! Add your comments and opinions and publish them to your own personal channel

To access the e-Newspapers and e-magazines, visit the PressReader website 

You can use the site on a laptop, or download the app to a tablet or a smartphone from this page. To login, click on the “Sign In” option, then click on the yellow “Library and Group” button. Search for “Wokingham Libraries” and select it by clicking on the logo. Enter your library card number to sign in.

You can now create a free account with your email address and a password. You can stay logged in for 30 days – after this, simply log in again using your password to carry on using the site.

For more information and help/advice, clicking on the 3 bars at the top left of the screen opens a menu from where you can access the Help Centre.

If you are having problems accessing this service, you can submit a request via the Help Centre, or email the support team at


Help with GCSE and A-Level revision

Are you revising for GCSEs or A-Levels? We have several resources to help…new revision study guides are available in Wokingham, Woodley and Lower Earley libraries. We cover Edexcel, OCR and AQA examination boards (including updated guides for the new grade 9 to 1 GCSEs) for subjects such as Mathematics, English Language, English Literature, Biology, Chemistry, Physics (including Combined Sciences), French, German, Spanish, Computer Science, Religious Studies, Business Studies, Geography, History, Economics and Psychology.


For reading around subjects we have free access to Encyclopaedia Britannica Online and Issues Online. Britannica Online is a top quality, constantly updated encyclopaedia that covers in-depth articles on a wide range of topics as well as articles based around current news topics.

If you are using a library computer you will have automatic access, or you can log on via the library website  and enter your library card number in the box.


Issues Online provides students with a safe, reliable place to explore today’s most important social issues. It contains hundreds of articles, infographics, videos, assignment ideas and eBooks. It is a cross-curricular resource helpful for subjects such as PSHE, Citizenship, RE, English, Geography, Sociology and Extended Project Qualification.

Issues Online can be accessed through any tablet, desktop computer or mobile device using your library card number via  or you can access via the library website

Best of luck with your exams this Summer!

Issues Online – free information website


Issues Online provides teachers and students with a safe, reliable place to explore today’s most important social issues. It contains hundreds of articles, infographics, videos, assignment ideas and eBooks on topics ranging from human rights and domestic violence to drugs and alcohol.

It is a cross-curricular resource, used most extensively by teachers and students of KS3 and KS4, for subjects such as PSHE, Citizenship, RE, English, Geography, Sociology and Extended Project Qualification.

Key features of Issues Online :

Articles Charities and organisations such as Amnesty International, NHS Choices and the World Health Organisation work with Issues Online to license articles that present different perspectives surrounding a topic. There are over 2,000 articles available, all of which are regularly updated to ensure that content remains current.

Videos For each topic, where appropriate, a selection of videos is embedded. These videos allow students to explore topics in a visual way.

Key Statistics Current information is broken down into the form of graphs, infographics and maps – presenting complex statistics in an easy-to-understand format.

eBooks The full catalogue of issues eBooks are available on the website. They are presented as flip-books, in full colour, with the ability to zoom in and out.

You can access the website through any tablet, desktop computer or mobile device using your library card number at or follow the link at

Online magazines available from libraries


Our e-magazine service offers you a wide range of magazines which you can read online or download to read on your computer, tablet, phone or e-reader. You can choose from over 40 titles, covering current affairs, sport, film, hobbies and much more. As well as the current issue, back copies are also available.

There is no limit to the number of magazines you can borrow at any one time, and no limit to the length of time you can keep them for.

Download the RBdigital app, (which is available through the Apple store and Google Play store) and set up an account selecting Wokingham Borough Libraries. Enter your library membership number and create a password, then enjoy browsing the magazines. We have well-known titles such as The Economist, Good Housekeeping, Country Living, Hello!, Homes and Gardens, Marie Claire, New Scientist, Woman’s Own, and TV Times…

For more information and frequently asked questions visit the RBdigital website help section.



Gateway to the internet – our definitive links to reference websites

Document[1]As an alternative to a traditional book-based reference service, we have put together a list of links to a number of reference websites.

These sites provide free and reliable information on a range of topics, such as Law, Government, Business Information, Finance and Health.

We also provide free access to a website called Issues Online, which covers information issues like drugs, citizenship and global issues. This is aimed at young people aged 14 to 18, and can be accessed at home using your library card bar number.

These weblinks can be found via the Wokingham libraries online reference material webpage



Ziptales – Making reading FUN!


Have you heard of Ziptales? Are you a parent with a child aged between 4 – 12 years? Do they enjoy reading? Or do they struggle?

We have an exciting and fun way for your children to LOVE reading! The resource is called Ziptales, and consists of 500+ interactive online stories and activities designed to help make reading fun.

All of the e-Book stories include voice overs (which you can switch on or off), animations, fun printable worksheets, games and much more.

It’s a wonderful way to help any child struggling to read, or a great way to help extend children who are already reading well.

Most importantly – it’s FREE!

Log in to Ziptales online via to get started and select Wokingham. You can access online from your Wokingham Borough Library, or at home (with your library card) via any device including computers, laptops, iPads and tablets. A2.indd