Libraries Using libraries during COVID-19

Library online events and activities

The Books To Go service for housebound services restarted on 9 June and continues to deliver books every 4 weeks to its customers. Learn more and sign up for the Books to go 

You can also many of our services online to access your favourite books, magazines and e-books from the comfort of your own home.

Audio books and e-books

You can use BorrowBox to browse, borrow and read or listen to ebooks and audio books anywhere and everywhere

Courses and tutorials

Get free courses and tutorials from our online reference library.

We also have an online learning package offering 100+ language courses.

E-magazines and comics

Read full digital copies of magazines for free from your computer, smartphone or tablet. Over 95 magazines are currently available covering everything from food to computers, and music to art. Titles include:

  • Hello!
  • BBC Good Food
  • Amateur Photographer
  • BBC Top Gear
  • Horrible Histories
  • Cosmopolitan

You can borrow an unlimited number of magazines to keep forever or delete when you want or read more than 200 comics. To access this service simply sign up for a membership with Greater Manchester Library, once signed in you can enjoy our content.

Getting started for new customers on your mobile device:

  1. Download and open the RB Digital app to your mobile phone or tablet

  2. Tap the “Register now” link on the bottom of the app’s main page

  3. Choose your country

  4. Choose your library service

  5. Enter the requested library card details, create a memorable username and password

Getting started for new customers on your computer:

  1. Go to RB Digital

  2. Create a new account, and enter your library card number

  3. Browse the selection

  4. Checkout your chosen publications to read in your browser 



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