The Libby app

Cardholders at the Central Arkansas Library System may choose from and check out over 3000 magazines, and read them on your favorite mobile device or e-reader. Login using your library card number and PIN. You will also find audiobooks available for check out in the Libby app.

To access these resources, CALS cardholders are encouraged to download the Libby app. Libby provides a fast and visually appealing way to browse, download, or stream all the magazine titles in the CALS collection.

What Happened to RBDigital?

RBdigital has been acquired by OverDrive and has resulted in a few changes. What does this mean for you? In the short term, it’s a win-win for our magazine readers! The magazines you enjoy reading can be accessed in either OverDrive or Libby. And in addition to the small, curated collection we previously offered, we now have access to more than 3,000 titles, and in some cases, up to three years’ worth of back issues for those titles. After March 31, RBdigital magazines will no longer be accessible.

Will there be more changes in the long term? Yes. Our digital magazine service with OverDrive is only guaranteed until the end of September when we will reexamine our subscription; this new more robust collection may be cost prohibitive to continue for the long term. As always, we strive to be good stewards of our resources and provide materials that the community and our patrons find the most beneficial. We will update you all as we continue to make adjustments to our digital magazine subscription.

Visit the Overdrive web site

Download the Libby app


Get it on Google Play


CALS library cardholders can also access digital magazines using Flipster®, a magazine service that allows people to browse digital versions of the latest issues of popular magazines. Titles may be downloaded to Android™ phones and tablets, Apple® phones and tablets, and Kindle Fire tablets for offline reading anytime, anywhere.

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Visit the Flipster web site

Download the Flipster app


Get it on Google Play