Last Updated: Oct 24, 2018     Views: 1519

Getting Started

What you'll need:

  • Your 14-digit SFPL card number
  • Email address and password
  • Computer, smartphone, or tablet
  • Web browser with Wi-Fi access

Creating Your Account

1. You'll first need to create your RBdigltal account through the library's website. Go to and select RBdigital Magazines, or go directly to


2. Click Create Your Account in the upper right corner.


3. Enter your 14-digit library card number without spaces. Click Next.


4. Enter your information in the provided fields. Add your email address and create a 7-character password, including letters and numbers. Click Create Account.


5. Agree to RBdigital's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy by selecting the box. Click OK.


6. You're done. Start borrowing titles by clicking magazine covers.

RBdigital App

Once you have created your RBdigital account, you'll be able to use the RBdigital app, which is available for Android, iOS, and Kindle Fire. The app allows you to download and permanently keep selected magazines to your device for offline use. (This feature is not available for desktop computers.) Go to your device's app store to get the free RBdigital app.