Browse – checkout – read – enjoy!

RBdigital Magazines, the world's largest newsstand, offers full-colour digital magazines for reading anytime, anywhere. YPRL’s collection of popular digital magazines includes both new and backlist titles with no holds, no checkout periods, and no limits. The RBdigital app delivers your favourite titles right to your smartphone or tablet.

  • Online reading: Instantly read all current and backlist magazines on desktop and mobile browsers.
  • Mobile apps:Download the app and read magazines through Apple App Store, Google Play, Amazon Appstore
  • Backlist: Build a digital backlist for anytime checkout and reading.
  • Easy browsing and checkout:Browse your library's collection by newest issue, keyword search, genre and language to find your favourites and to discover new reading interests.
  • Two ways to read:Check out magazines and read them instantly on your desktop or mobile browser – or download the magazines through mobile apps.
  • Helpful notifications:Sign up for weekly email reminders about your favourite magazines.
  • No limits to the number of loans and permanent checkouts. You can have as many issues as you want and keep them in your account for as long as you wish.

With so many great titles available it’s understandable that it might be a bit daunting, which is why we’ve put together this great little list of hobby magazines that are available to get you started!

Organic Gardener

Organic Gardener is a guide to organic gardening, providing informative and inspirational stories on everything you need to know to grow your own fruit and vegetables – without the use of harmful chemicals. Each issue includes practical tips and advice from leading organic gardening experts.


Easycook is a practical, down to earth and straight-talking food magazine. It aims to help busy people feed their families with a minimum of fuss and effort during the week, with more adventurous ideas for when there's a little more time at the weekend. Recipes are thoroughly tested so they will always work first time. In every issue; over 100 speedy, easy to follow recipes, family recipes for every day of the week, food kids love, store cupboard ideas, easy entertaining and easy baking.

Amateur Photographer

Amateur Photographer is the world's oldest weekly magazine for photography enthusiasts. It includes news and events, plus features on techniques, equipment tests and darkroom advice. It appeals to those interested in buying and learning about digital and film photographic equipment, wanting advice on improving their technique, and learning about the greats in photography. Regular features on reader portfolios, darkroom, digital, black & white and photographer profiles ensure all areas of photography are covered.


Gramophone enriches your classical music experience and connects you with great recordings. Packed with features across all classical music genres, our globally acclaimed writers will inform and entertain you with independent and intelligent editorial and more than 150 reviews in every issue. Our reputation is founded on our acclaimed critical analyses of the latest CD releases, in-depth features and interviews with classical stars, and our comprehensive coverage of recorded and live music.


SFX is the world's leading sci-fi, horror and fantasy magazine. Covering all areas of the genre across TV, movies, books, games, collectables and comics, every month SFX delivers news, features, exclusive Q&As, behind-the-scenes stories, star profiles and TV episode guides. SFX reflects the growing mainstream popularity of sci-fi, so you can read Hollywood news, TV celebrity interviews and top columnists on your computer or mobile device.


Every month Stereophile magazine offers authoritative reviews, informed recommendations, helpful advice, and controversial opinions, all stemming from the revolutionary idea that audio components should be judged on how they reproduce music.

The Writer

Since 1887 The Writer has provided the motivation, writing techniques, expert tips and compelling author insights that turn good writing into great writing. We’ll help you become a better writer, find markets for your work, understand the business of writing, follow industry news and trends, reach your goals, and more!


For over 6 decades Filmfare has been the official handbook on Bollywood for their die-hard fans. With its exclusive interviews, classy photoshoots, insider stories, Bollywood fashion coverage, movie reviews and special features; Filmfare captures Bollywood's biggest stars & divas at their colourful, candid, beautiful, quirky and even spoilt best.

New York Review of Books

For over 47 years, The New York Review of Books has been the place where the world's leading authors, scientists, educators, artists, and political leaders turn when they wish to engage in a spirited debate on literature, politics, art, and ideas with a small but influential audience that welcomes the challenge. Each issue addresses some of the most passionate political and cultural controversies of the day and reviews the most engrossing new books and the ideas that illuminate them.

The New Yorker

Founded in 1925, The New Yorker publishes the best writers of its time and has received more National Magazine Awards than any other magazine, for its ground-breaking reporting, authoritative analysis, and creative inspiration. The New Yorker takes readers beyond the weekly print magazine with the web, mobile, tablet, social media, and signature events. The New Yorker is at once a classic and at the leading edge.

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