RBdigital audiobooks moving to OverDrive on October 15, 2020*

RBdigital audiobooks moving to OverDrive on October 15, 2020

*update: the RBdigital migration has been delayed until October 21, 2020

Do you use RBdigital to check out and download digital audioboooks? OverDrive has acquired the RBdigital platform, and on October 15, 2020 audiobook content from RBdigital will move to the OverDrive platform. Read more about the acquisition here.

The RBdigital website and application will eventually be retired but 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 Thursday, October 15, 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 the holds I have through RBdigital?
Holds will not be moved to OverDrive. You can export your Transaction History from the RBdigital website 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.

  • To place holds on titles in OverDrive, search Charlotte Mecklenburg Library’s OverDrive collection to see if the audiobook you’d like to place on hold is already part of the collection. If the audiobook is already in the collection, place a hold on this title again in OverDrive or Libby to add yourself to the list. Don’t worry if you do not see the title in the collection. It will show up soon after the title is transferred from RBdigital to OverDrive.  In the event that the title does not transfer, you can suggest the Library purchase titles here.

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 website by accessing My Account > Profiles. To re-create your checkout history in Libby, mark titles you’ve already read using Tags. You can also re-create your wish list in Libby using Tags or on the OverDrive website and classic app using the Wish List feature.

If you’re new to OverDrive, visit our OverDrive resource page, check out this getting started guide, or watch these videos to learn more.

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If you need more support, Charlotte Mecklenburg Library staff are available by email, chat, and phone.