Magazines galore!

Edinburgh Libraries has an amazing 500 British magazines for you to download (and thousands of international ones)!

We’ve two brilliant downloadable magazine services to choose from:

RBdigital – over 100 hand picked bestselling British magazines available on a super easy to use app or website. Download as many as you like and keep them forever.
PressReader – over 300 British and almost 3500 international magazines. Download up to 20 a day through the app or stream unlimited numbers through the website.

Use your library card to login on your tablet, smartphone or computer – there’s full instructions available on our Your Library website. You can use these services from anywhere so whilst on holiday or when your train gets suddenly delayed – you’ll never be stuck for something to read again!




Five reasons to use Your Edinburgh

Your Edinburgh ( is Edinburgh Libraries’ community information directory. It’s a very handy website to have at your fingertips. Here’s why:

1 Easy search by keyword or category

2 Or search via geographic area of Edinburgh or postcode to find out what’s happening in your area

3 Information is updated and reliable. If information is not updated regularly, it is removed.

4 You’ll find entries for partnership libraries from the Edinburgh Library and Information Services Agency (ELISA) and highlighted Online Collections

5 Also, unique to Your Edinburgh, is the complete Get Up and Go programme activities online.

Five reasons to join Your Edinburgh

Your Edinburgh ( is Edinburgh Libraries’ online community information directory where you could advertise your community group, club or activity.

1 It’s free!

2 It’s quick and easy to add a listing

3 You can login and make changes to your listing at any time

4 A listing could increase your group’s membership or widen your reach

5 People can find your listing by keyword, category, postcode or geographic area (e.g. Craigmillar, Morningside)

Contact if you’ve any queries about adding an entry to Your Edinburgh.


The twelve library days of Christmas

On the twelfth day of Christmas, my library gave to me:

The daily paper
Loads of Bookbug sessions
Jazz music streaming
Digital drop-ins
A place for study
Online image archives
A funding website
Free ebooks!
Homework help
and a really handy library app!



Solo or group reading!

We’ve just finished updating our Book Group Collections list so thought we’d flag it up to you all again as a really useful resource. Obviously its a brilliant source of information about the collections that you can borrow through the library for you and 14 members of your book group. All for free, with 4 week loans and easy collection from your local library thrown in.

It’s also really handy for non-book group members though as it’s a fantastic list of “must-read” titles. Perfect for dipping into when you’re not sure what to read next. Many of the titles are also available to borrow in ebook or downloadable audiobook format and there’s information about the formats available beside each title.

So if you are planning a cozy Christmas filled with lots of reading why not check out our book group collections list and get some first class reading ideas.


Read whilst you wrap!

Christmas is the perfect time to try audiobooks. Why you ask? Well, its hard to read when you are wrapping presents; cleaning the house for all the guests coming; cooking; decorating the tree etc. So why not listen to a book at the same time instead! We’ve got all sorts of genres to keep you amused –

Christmas titles

Bestselling fiction

Fascinating non-fiction


We’ve got four different downloadable audiobook services that you can use through apps or on your computer or MP3 player. You’ll find full user instructions on our Your Library.


Christmas magazine editions

The brilliant thing about Christmas is that most of us get a chance to sit down and put our feet up for a bit! If you can’t stand watching yet another Christmas movie then why not do a bit of digital magazine reading instead.

RBdigital magazines has a fantastic collection of Christmas magazine editions for you to overindulge in – the perfect thing to sit and read with a hot chocolate or mulled wine. And the best thing is they are completely free so you can still treat yourself even if you’ve got no money left after Christmas shopping!

Plan some Christmas meals with festive cooking magazine editions Get some decorating ideas with Christmas homes magazines

Plan that party outfit

Enjoy some beautiful reads

RBdigital is available to use through an app on your tablet or phone or on your computer. Full user instructions can be found on our Your Library website.