eMagazines and ebooks


RB Digital is a free eMagazine service available to all Wigan library card holders. If you do not have a library card please see:

You can read full digital copies of your favourite magazines free of charge from your computer, smartphone or tablet. Over 95 magazines are available covering everything from food and technology, to sports and art.

Top titles include Hello!, BBC Good Food, National Geographic, Top Gear, Horrible Histories, Empire, Men's health and Cosmopolitan.

There are no fines and you're able to borrow an unlimited number of magazines to keep for as long as you like.

How to get started

You can see our easy guide to registering for eMagazines if you need help getting registered.

You can access this service on a wide variety of desktop, tablet and mobile apps, all designed for offline reading so you can enjoy any title on the go.

To read the magazines through an app it must first be checked out on the website. You cannot checkout new titles through the app alone.


Wigan Libraries does not currently offer an ebook lending system.

Many popular books are not made available for loan in an ebook format by UK publishers, and of those ebooks which are available, many cannot be read on the popular standard Kindle.

We continue to monitor the situation regarding ebooks and will reassess our position should there be an improvement in the range of ebooks offered by UK publishers for loan to library customers. 

Free ebooks are available from:


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