Have you heard the news? OverDrive has acquired the RBdigital platform. For Free Library users, this means that on September 8, 2020, RBdigital content will move to OverDrive. The RBdigital website and application will eventually be retired.
For now, this change will only affect RBdigital audiobook content. Digital magazines will still be available via RBdigital.
If you are a current RBdigital user, please read the answers to our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) below to learn how this change will affect you.
Why are RBdigital audiobooks moving to OverDrive?
OverDrive has acquired RBmedia’s library business, RBdigital. This means that audiobooks from RBdigital will be transferred to the OverDrive platform. You will be able to access these titles through the OverDrive website, the classic OverDrive app, and the Libby app. When this transfer is complete, audiobooks will no longer be available through the RBdigital platform and app.
When will audiobooks be transferred from RBdigital to OverDrive?
RBdigital audiobooks will be transferred to OverDrive on Tuesday, September 8, 2020. The process will take approximately 24 hours. During this time, RBdigital audiobooks will not be available.
What happens if I have a title(s) currently checked out on RBdigital?
Current checkouts will be available through the remainder of their lending period in the RBdigital app. Current checkouts will not be moved to OverDrive. This will allow you to finish your title without disruption or risk of losing your place in the book.
What happens to holds I have through RBdigital?
Holds will not be moved to OverDrive. You can export your Transaction History from the RBdigital websites by accessing My Account > Profiles.
Can I move my holds to OverDrive?
Yes! You can manually place yourself on a new holds list in OverDrive. Please see our full list of FAQs for instructions.
What happens to my checkout history and wish lists from RBdigital?
Checkout history and wish lists will not be moved to OverDrive. You can export your Transaction History from the RBdigital websites by accessing My Account > Profiles.
Access the full list of FAQs for details about how to move your holds and even more answers to your questions. If you’re new to OverDrive, visit freelibrary.org/digitalmedia to access our OverDrive collections, check out this getting started guide, or watch these videos to learn more:
If you need more support, Free Library staff are available by email, chat, and phone. Feel free to ask a question or add a comment below!