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eBooks

Link to all CSULB Library's eBook collections.

Using RBDigital

Quick Start Using the App

Read or listen to eBooks available through rbDigital on your personal device using the rbDigital app.  You will need to create an rbDigital account the first time before you use the app.

  1. Add the app to your device
  2. On a computer, go to rbDigital through the library's Database A to Z list
  3. At the top of the page click "register"
  4. Create a user name and password
  5. Open the app on your device
  6. Search for California State University Long Beach
  7. Sign in using your new user name and password
  8. You will also need to enter your campus ID and library password

You are now ready to browse and download books!

rbdigital logo

More Detailed Instructions

Go to the rbDigital database either from the databases list on the library's home page or through the OneSeach record where you found the book. Sign-in using your CSULB ID and password and you should see the screen below.

home screen of rbdigital

Next Step

You now need a free rbDigital account.

The links to register or sign in are in the upper right corner of the rbDigital home screen.

If you do not yet have an account click the "register" link and fill out the online form to create an account.

If you already have an account in rbDigital click the "sign in" link in the upper left corner of the screen and log in.

You Need an App for That

You must have an app to read or listen to rbDigital books.

Simplest is on a mobile device (phone or tablet). Download the rbDigital app on Apple, Google Play, or Kindle Fire.

If you want to read on an ebook on a desktop computer you need to have Adobe Digital Editions on your computer.  Audiobooks will open in a native rbDigital pop-out screen on a desktop.

Checking out your rbDigital book

Once you find a book you want in rbDigital, click or tap on the title or image of the book. Select a checkout time from 1 day to 21 days and click on "checkout now". (If the book is already checked out, you will see a "hold" button instead, which allows you to reserve the book for when it is available.)