eMagazines

Find out about new issues

The Libby app has recently introduced the ability to set notifications for new issues of magazines - see the instructions here.

UK magazines

In addition we have brought all the UK magazines together in one collection on the app, and created a separate category for computer magazines, excluding gaming.

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

Download eMagazines from Overdrive

Read eMagazines

Our eMagazine service is provided by Overdrive.

For Overdrive emagazines you login in with your library card number and PIN. Contact 247library@solihull.gov.uk if you need to check or reset your library card number and PIN. Membership numbers issued with SLP, WP or H prefixes will work. 

Overdrive emagazines use the Libby app – see the instructions for borrowing and reading emagazines.

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

Over 3000 titles are available, including all the titles previously available through RBDigital and many more UK and worldwide titles, along with 3 years’ worth of back issues.

Magazines available include popular magazines such as:

  • Radio Times and other TV listings magazines;
  • Good Housekeeping;
  • Esquire UK;
  • Heat;
  • New Scientist;
  • The Economist;
  • Autocar; and
  • Hello;

but the larger range includes something for all interests, including children’s titles.

On Overdrive, magazines are now loaned for 3 weeks rather than being available to keep. There is no limit on the number of emagazines borrowed.

If you are just reading magazines downloaded from Solihull Libraries eMagazine service, the Libby app is available to download for Apple and Android devices, which also allows for offline reading. 

Unfortunately the Libby app is not available for the Kindle Fire at the moment, but this is being developed with Amazon.

PressReader

With our eNewspaper service you can read full colour digital copies of over 7,000 newspapers and magazines from over 100 countries on your computer, smartphone or tablet, wherever you are.

Magazines available include:

  • Empire;
  • Angling Times;
  • the TES;
  • Q; and 
  • Country Walking;

plus many more.