Digital magazines are now on OverDrive.
GVPL’s digital magazine collection has been transferred from RBdigital to OverDrive. You can still borrow and enjoy all the same great magazines that were available from RBdigital in OverDrive and through the Libby app (OverDrive’s mobile app). And, more good news, all digital magazines borrowed through OverDrive are available for unlimited, simultaneous borrowing.
Here’s what you need to know:
Earlier this year OverDrive acquired RBdigital. As a result of the acquisition, as of March 31, all our digital magazines have been moved from RBdigital to OverDrive.
Unfortunately, your RBdigital reading history could not be transferred to OverDrive as privacy laws prohibit this.
If you’re new to OverDrive, we recommend downloading the Libby app by OverDrive on your mobile device or visiting https://gvpl.overdrive.com in your web browser. All you need to get started is your library card number and PIN. If you’ve not seen it, the OverDrive|Libby tutorial at www.gvpl.ca/virtual-branch/help/ may answer many of your questions.
Like RBdigital, only the most recent issue of every magazine will appear. There will be links to previous issues available from the title details page.
If you’re using the Libby app, click ‘Explore’ and then ‘Subjects.’ Expand the ‘Preferences’ menu and change the format to ‘Magazines’. Click ‘Apply Preferences’ to view the subjects or genres of the magazines.
On the OverDrive page, click ‘Subjects’ and then ‘Magazines’. Browse magazines by their subject or genre. Use the filters option to find magazines on subjects such as entertainment, news, celebrity, health, etc.
You can borrow magazines for 7, 14, or 21 days. Magazines can be renewed within three days of the end of the loan period.
You can also renew a magazine within three days of the end of the lending period. Patrons may borrow the magazine again at any time.
All digital magazines borrowed through OverDrive are available for unlimited, simultaneous borrowing and will not count toward your ‘limit’.
OverDrive cannot automatically check out new issues of a magazine for you, but some people find it useful to use the tagging feature in the Libby app to save magazines they frequently check out. You can use the tagging feature to check for new issues.
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