Library Closure

In alignment with AHS recommendations, Big Valley Library is CLOSED until further notice to help combat the spread of COVID-19. 

If you have materials on loan, please keep them until we re-open. If you need to return them to the library please call ahead and let us know during library hours. Overdue fines will not be charged.

We are available via phone (403-876-2642) or email to help you sign up for a library card and access eResources. We are offering curbside pickup and drop off of items from our collection. Checked out items can be renewed online by logging into your account using your library card barcode and pin. 

Thank you for your patience and understanding during this time. 


RBdigital Magazines

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Popular digital magazines available to read on your computer, tablet, or smartphone. Titles on demand and never need to be returned.

Create an account

  1. Visit the RBdigital Magazines website. (Available through www.prl.ab.ca/elibrary)
  2. Click Create New Account. Follow the prompts to create an account.

Using eMagazines on a tablet or smartphone

  1. Follow the “Create an account” instructions above.
  2. Download the RBdigital app from the app store on your device.
  3. Open the app. Follow the prompts and enter your RBdigital account information.
  4. Browse the magazine titles or search by tapping the magnifying glass in the top right.
  5. To checkout, tap the cover. Tap Checkout to borrow the newest issue or View Issues to find a back issue.
  6. Tap Read. This will automatically begin downloading the magazine. (Tip: You may want to check to see if your app is set to download titles using Wi-fi only: Tap the menu button in the top left corner > Settings > Wi-fi Only.)
  7. Once the magazine opens, tap the centre of the page. A thin blue bar below the magazine image shows the download progress. Make sure you download the full magazine before disconnecting from Wi-fi.
  8. To exit, tap the centre of the page and tap the X.
  9. To see all of your checkouts, tap the menu in the top left corner. Then tap Checked Out. 

Using eMagazines on a computer

  1. Follow the “Create an account” instructions.
  2. To checkout, click the cover. The most current issue is displayed at the top of the page. Back issues are below.
  3. Click Checkout.  
  4. Once the magazine is checked out, you can click Start Reading to stream the magazine on your computer.