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Running a Reading Group in Lockdown

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The libraries may be closed but you can still run your group and "meet" with your friends.

What can we read?

There are a number of options to get your hands on books that you can discuss.

How do we access RBdigital?

Your group members will need to have a library card. If they are not a member they can join online here.
Download the app to get the best experience as you can search, check out, download and read in one place (plus you get access to magazines as well as e-books and audiobooks!). Once you have installed the app register for an RBDigital account by following the four step process.
You can download up to 10 e-books, 10 audiobooks and unlimited magazines.

If you wish to use the RBdigital website on a laptop or PC you will require additional software for the e-books called Adobe Digital Editions and for the audiobooks called RBDigital Media Manager. You can find out more and download the software from the RBDigital help pages:
https://bedfordshire.rbdigitalglobal.com/help
Log in via the Virtual Library to access the RBdigital website.

How do we "meet"?

There are a range of ways that you can arrange online meetings - with or without video!!
Below are a few services that offer both chat and video meetings - either via an app or website:

This list is not exhaustive nor do we endorse these particular services above any other, they are purely examples.

If I have a question who should I contact?

You can contact us here about the RBdigital service and their books.
We are not able to help with the online meetings though!


Page last updated: 28th April 2020