RBdigital OverDrive migration

RBdigital Users: this is an important update from KKR

In 2019, KKR, the company that owns our magazine and audiobook platform RBdigital, also acquired another major library ebook/audiobook platform, OverDrive. As a result, KKR has made the decision to discontinue the RBdigital platform and migrate all content to the OverDrive platforms. For us, this is the Libby app and the Library2Go website.

This will be a staged migration, with the Library’s audiobook collection moving to OverDrive on December 17, 2020, after which time audiobooks will no longer be available on the RBdigital app. Magazines will still be available on the RBdigital app until early 2021, when they will be migrated to OverDrive and will be available on Libby/Library2Go. North Vancouver District Public Library will send out an update when the exact date for the magazine migration is provided. 

We apologize for the inconvenience to our RBdigital users! This was a decision made by the company that owns RBdigital and OverDrive, and is outside the Library’s control. Please see below for details. 


Migration timeline

December 17, 2020 Audiobooks (and ebooks) will no longer be available on the RBdigital website or app.
Titles currently checked out will be accessible for the duration of the loan period.
Holds, history and wish list for audiobooks and ebooks will no longer be available.
Magazines will continue to be available through the RBdigital app and website.
December 18, 2020 Our RBdigital audiobook collection will begin migrating to Libby/Library2Go and will become available for borrowing/holds.
Early 2021 (date TBD) RBdigital magazines will be moved to the Libby/Library2Go platforms. The RBdigital app/website will be discontinued.


Audiobook listeners: What you need to do now!

If you are currently listening to any audiobooks in RBdigital, you will still have access to the title for the full loan period as usual. If you have any outstanding holds in RBdigital audiobooks, download the Libby app (for mobile devices) and the Library2Go website (for desktop/laptop computers) and replace your holds on that platform. 

Please note that you will need a North Vancouver District Public Library card (i.e. a barcode starting in 23141) to use NVDPL's OverDrive platforms. If you do not have a library card and you are a resident of the District of North Vancouver, please visit us and we will get you a new card! If you do not live in the District, we recommend checking in with your local library, as you will need to use their OverDrive system.

Collection availability
You will find many of the same titles on Libby/Library2Go as on RBdigital right away, but if you can’t find a particular book please suggest a purchase, or use the “Recommendation” feature on on the Library2Go website. We will do our best to add any missing titles that are available for us to purchase. We have already purchased additional copies of titles just for NVDPL members to access.

After the audiobook collection is removed from the RBdigital platform on December 17, the collection will begin migrating to OverDrive. This can sometimes take time, but you should find the entire RBdigital audiobook collection available on Libby/Library2Go by the end of December 2020.

Have questions or need help?
We know this may cause some inconvenience and we will be happy to answer any questions or help you with any issues you encounter during this migration. Please don't hesitate to reach out to us via email or by calling your local branch