For the safety of our patrons and with a continued effort to “flatten the curve," all Athens Regional Library System branches in Athens-Clarke, Franklin, Madison, Oconee and Oglethorpe counties will remain closed until such time that it is deemed safe to reopen to the public. Library staff remain on the job  serving our communities virtually.  Please feel free to contact us at if you have any questions regarding library service during this time. We will update the community as more information becomes available.

We're Still Here for You! 

Our libraries are adapting to meet your reading needs. reading on the porchWe are expanding our digital eBook, e-Magazines, and e-audiobook collection by 80%, including many new eleases and in-demand titles. We invite you to visit our online library to log in to
 RBDigital and browse our collection! Don't forget... we also have a digital collection for younger readers through eRead Kids! eRead Kids, offered by Athens Regional Library System and Georgia Public Library Services, has nearly 15,000 ebooks and audiobooks for children from pre-k through fourth grade. Download books straight to your computer or mobile device. Don't have a library card? We've got you covered! Keep calm and read on!

RBdigital Magazines

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What is it?

RBdigital Magazines is an online service that provides access to popular digital magazines.

  • Check out an unlimited number of issues
  • No due dates, issues never expire
  • No wait periods
  • Current issues are always available
  • Issues can be read in your web browser or in the RBdigital Magazines app

How does it work?

Getting started

  • You must have an Athens Regional Library card in good standing
  • Create a new account with your library card at our RBdigital site
  • (Optional) To download books to your mobile device, get the RBdigital Magazines app – iPhone/iPad | Android | Kindle HD/HDX

Checking out magazines

Read in your web browser

Read in the Zinio for Libraries app

  • You must first check out issues through the RBdigital Magazines site
  • (New!) Access the RBdigital Magazines site right from your RBdigital Magazines app by tapping the “Checkout magazines” button in the app.
  • Checked out issues will automatically appear in your RBdigital Magazines app. Tap an issue to download and read


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