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Access Popular Magazines, Newspapers and Comic Books الوصول إلى المجلات والصحف والكتب المصورة المشهورة: English

About This Guide

Welcome to the Library's guide on how to access popular magazines, newspapers and comic books!

This guide provides an overview of the main databases that give you access to popular periodicals in different subjects. It also aims to highlight main guidelines through covering functions and features provided to users. Main databases include PressReaderRBDigital Magazines and RBDigital Comics.

To explore more databases, visit A-Z Databases: Newspapers & Magazines

Main Databases of Popular Periodicals

RBDigital for Magazines and Comics

  1. RBDigital Magazines

RBdigital Magazines provides access to full-color digital popular magazines that include both new and backlist titles with no holds or checkout period limitations.

  1. RBDigital Comics

RBDigital Comics provides access to a range of Marvel and IDW titles with thousands of digital graphic novels and comics

RBdigital App: 

Download the app to read interesting magazines and famous comic books on your device. The application is available on different operating systems platforms such as:

PressReader 

PressReader is a journalism and media platform that partners with thousands of the worlds newspaper and magazine publishers to provide access to over 7,000 titles from +100 countries in 60 languages, available on desktop computers, tablets and smartphones.

Press Reader App: 

Download the app to read popular newspapers and interesting magazines on your device.

Get Help and More Tips!

RBdigital User Guide:

For more details on how to use RBdigital by:

Press Reader User Guide:

For more useful tips in how to use PressReader, visit PressReader - Reading Publications.pdf or check online tutorials on this guide.

User Guidelines to Use These Databases

  1. Creating a new account

​​Important steps to access RBdigital web interface

  1. Visit https://www-rbdigital-com.eres.qnl.qa/qatar 
  2. Select a category: Magazines or Comics and Graphic Novels.
  3. Create your RBdigital account in the top-right corner of the page and enter your account information.
  4. Select Log In.

- Important steps to access the RBdigital app

  1. Download and launch the RBdigital app from the store appropriate to your device's operating system (Apple, Android or Kindle).
  2. You need to create an account and register in your browser.
  3. Select “Login” and follow the steps.
  4. Choose "Qatar" from the country list, then enter your registered email and your password.
  5. Click “Log In.
  1. Searching and browsing publications on RBdigital
  • Searching: You can find titles by searching using keywords for publication titles or specific articles, and then click on search button. 
  •  Browsing: You can browse the magazines and comic books by genre or language by using the pull-down menu.
  1. Checking out and reading publications online and downloading titles to your collection
  • You can check out magazines and comic books through the link available on the Library's website or within the app.
  • You can download and keep magazines and comic books on your device to read offline, as you will have perpetual access to selected titles.
  • RBdigital saves all your magazine and comic books checkouts in the cloud, so you can build a digital backlist for browsing and reading any time. 

        4.      Editing and deleting downloaded publications on Rbdigital

  • Select the “My Collection” link in the top-right corner to view all your checkouts and read or remove titles. 

*For smooth browsing experience of this guide, it is recommended that you use modern browsers such as Chrome, Edge or FireFox. 

1.  Setting up your account:

  • Important steps to access the PressReader web interface:
  1. Visit http://www-pressreader-com.eres.qnl.qa/ and select "Sign In" at the top-right of the page.
  2. Select "Accounts" and select "Sign In."
  3. Select "Library and Group" and choose "Qatar National Library" from the list. You can also type the Library's name to find it easily.
  4. Enter your Library membership number and PIN and click "Sign In."
  5. Create your PressReader account.
  • Important steps to access the PressReader App:
  1. Download and launch the PressReader app from the store appropriate to your device's operating system (Windows, Apple, Android).
  2. Select "Sign In."
  3. Select "Library and Group" and choose "Qatar National Library" from the list. You can also type the Library's name to find it easily.
  4. Enter your Library membership number and PIN and click "Sign In."
  5. Create your PressReader account.

2. Accessing PressReader using your Library membership

*For smooth browsing experience of this guide, it is recommended that you use modern browsers such as Chrome, Edge or FireFox. 

3. Selecting, searching and reading publications on PressReader

4. Editing and deleting downloaded publications on PressReader