Magazines & Newspapers


RB Digital Magazines gives you access to 1,281 popular magazines and periodicals. These are available 24/7 from your computer or mobile device. Create username and password TUTORIAL

Download the app

App Store  |  Google Play  |  Kindle

RBdigital puts the best entertainment and information at your fingertips. Now you can check out and enjoy your favorite magazines from the library in one app. 

The Basics

Whether you are a new user or have used RB Digital before, you will need to create a new account to access RB Digital's expanded selection of magazines and newspapers. If you are already logged in to RB Digital, log out and create a new account. (You can use your same login information from your previous RB Digital account, but you’ll need to register it as a new account.)

  • Create an account by clicking Register in the upper right corner at or
  • tapping Register Now in the RB Digital app, and following the prompts to create a username
  • and password.
  • Log into RB Digital with your username and password.
  • Borrowed magazines and newspapers do not expire and do not need to be returned.

Borrow Magazines

  • Search for a specific title by clicking the magnifying glass in the upper right hand of the screen
  • See what titles are available in the browser by clicking Explore; from there you can view all the titles, click Sort to view titles in alphabetical order, or click Filter to view titles by genre or language. In the app, tap the menu on the left and select Magazines to view all titles, then Sort By or Filter to alphabetize or view by genre or language.
  • Once you find a title you are interested in, tap on the cover. Click Checkout next to the most recent issue, or click View All to see back issues to check out.
  • In the app, magazines that have been checked out can be downloaded for offline access. Under the menu on the left, tap Checked Out. Under the checked out magazine, tap Download.



  • Academic Search Complete offers unmatched full-text coverage of information in many areas of academic study including, but not limited to: animal science, anthropology, area studies, astronomy, biology, chemistry, civil engineering, electrical engineering, ethnic & multicultural studies, food science & technology, general science, geography, geology, law, materials science, mathematics, mechanical engineering, music, pharmaceutical sciences, physics, psychology, religion & theology, veterinary science, women's studies, zoology and many other fields. Texshare Password Required
  • Grapevine Sun has articles from the 1880s until cessation of publication in 2009.
  • Newsbank is a resource for the latest news and articles from hundreds of publictions! There is a section dedicated to Special Reports and Current Events. If older, archived news is what you are wanting, there are several databases within Newsbank including America's Newspapers, America's GenealogyBank, America's Obituaries and Death Notices, and Archive of Americana - the historical index of the Dallas Morning News. Available with Library Barcode
  • America's News
  • Dallas Morning News
  • Fort Worth Star Telegram
  • Austin American Statesman
  • Grapevine Courier
  • Texas Newspapers
  • All States
  • Newspaper Archives is the world;’s best resource for newspaper articles. With over one billion articles on topics both global and local, your history and the history of your loved ones is easy to find. Available in Library Only
  • Newspaper Source Plus provides cover-to-cover full text for more than 40 national (U.S.) and international newspapers, including Christian Science Monitor, USA Today, The Washington Post, The Washington Times, The Times (London), Toronto Star, etc. Texshare Password Required

Useful Links

  • AP Associated Press, the essential global news network
  • BBC News Online The latest news and information for all things British
  • CNN Breaking news, political and current topic artiles
  • D Magazine Dallas guide to restaurants, nightlife, things to do, shopping, politics and culture
  • project of the Annenberg Public Policy Center of the U. of Penn. helping to dispel false claims, distorted facts and misinformation in today’s media environment
  • Los Angeles Times Newspaper of Los Angeles, CA
  • NPR National Public Radio
  • National Federation of the Blind Newsline is an audio newspaper service for the visually impaired. Over 300 newspapers available.
  • Online Newspapers browse by geographic region or country
  • Texas Newspaper Page from UT-Austin Lists all newspapers in Texas