Our emagazine portal has changed to match the RBDigital appAll the same magazines, back issues and other features are still available.

You don't need to re-register or change your details, or lose any of the magazines you have already checked out.

A new feature is that you can choose to automatically checkout issues of your favourite magazines as they are published (Unfortunately this option is not available for The Economist as we are limited to a small number of checkouts).

Instructions for the new portal are here. The old portal will remain in place for a period if you have this bookmarked.

If you need any help just contact 247library@solihull.gov.uk.

You can access the eMagazine service completely free of charge using your library card.

You can download and read full digital copies of magazines (including back issues) available from your computer, smartphone or tablet, wherever you are.

Over 60 current top-selling magazines are available, and also back issues of a range of other titles.

Magazines available include popular magazines such as Radio Times, Good Housekeeping, Esquire UK, Heat, New Scientist, the Economist Autocar and Hello, but the range includes something for all interests. You can request the service to email you when a new issue becomes available.

If you are just reading magazines downloaded from Solihull Libraries eMagazine service, the RBDigital app is available to download for Apple, Android, and Kindle Fire, which also allows for offline reading. The app can be downloaded from the eMagazine service page.

Within this App you will need to log in with the same email address and password that you joined with, and then enter the library collection Solihull Library and Information Service.

View our guide on how to sign up

View our guide on using the new RBDigital app

View list of current titles

If using eMagazine service for the first time, click on Create Account and enter your library card number with the SLP included and without spaces. If you are not a member, you can join online and get immediate access to the eMagazine service.


Over 7,000 full colour worldwide magazines and newspapers are available through our eNewspaper service, PressReader.

This includes most of the major UK national titles, as well as local titles such as the Birmingham Mail, Birmingham Post, Sunday Mercury and Solihull News. Newspapers and magazines from over 100 countries in many languages are also included.

Titles include the TES/THES, BBC Wildlife, Angling Times, The Knitter, Country Walking, Mollie Makes, The Field, The Rugby Paper, Practical Photography, Q, and What Hi-Fi among many others, and even including the Beano and French Vogue! These can be viewed on your computer, smartphone or tablet, no app is needed to read titles online.

Using the library wifi, titles can be downloaded for offline reading using the PressReader app. Go to the eNewspapers page for more information on this.

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