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Important update on RBdigital

Our RBdigital ebook and audiobook content is moving to SimplyE! 



Overdrive recently acquired RBdigital and the RBdigital app will be shut down on December 30, 2020. This means that ebooks and audiobooks on RBdigital will no longer be accessible from the RBdigital app and website. Once this process is complete, the only way to access Connecticut State Library ebook and eaudio content will be through the SimplyE app.



RBdigital ebooks and audiobooks are funded by the State of Connecticut and available through the eGO CT project, the Connecticut State Library’s statewide library ebook platform. The Connecticut State Library acquires digital content, such as ebooks and eaudio, and makes it available to users statewide primarily through the SimplyE app. SimplyE is a library-developed, open source app that is currently available for Android and iOS devices. Library users can download the app and use it to easily discover, check out, and read or listen to digital content, such as ebooks and eaudio. The app consolidates into a single collection content that is available in the statewide collection from the Connecticut State Library, works in the public domain and our library’s Overdrive catalog.

This change does not affect ebooks and audiobooks available from Hoopla and Overdrive/Libby; you can continue to continue to access those collections through their individual apps.

How to Download and Use the App:

Important RBdigital User Information:

  • Items checked out in the RBdigital app after December 14th will no longer be available;
  • Holds placed on RBdigital titles will NOT be transferred over to SimplyE. Users will need to re-place their holds in SimplyE;
  • Checkout history will NOT be moved over to SimplyE;
  • Magazines will be moved to Overdrive/Libby in January 2021 (date TBD) and can be accessed through RBdigital until then;
  • AcornTV and The Great Courses will remain accessible through the RBdigital app until further notice.