Magazines and newspapers

We have an extensive range of magazines and newspapers for you to download to your device or read online.

RBdigital Magazines

Choose from hundreds of popular and special interest magazines to download and read on your computer, tablet or smartphone. Magazines cover a wide range of interests including sport, art, photography, business, travel, science and technology.

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Customer notice: RBDigital are making some changes to ensure the ongoing security of customer data. This change will impact users running legacy Android operating systems lower than version 4.4. These users will no longer be able to access RBDigital through their device's browser or the App.


Thousands of newspapers and your favourite magazines from Australia and around the world, just as they appear in print. Selected titles are available in more than 30 languages from 50+ countries.

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Good news! From week commencing Monday 2 December, you will now be able to access PressReader anywhere, anytime by signing into the website or app using your library card number and PIN.

You can access PressReader through our Online Library via a browser on both computer and device, or via the PressReader app.

To access PressReader via the app:

  1. Click on the 'More' button and select the 'Accounts' option.
  2. Click on 'Add account'
  3. Click on the 'Library or Group' option.
  4. Search for and select 'Gold Coast Libraries'.
  5. Enter your library card number and PIN, then select 'Sign in'.
  6. You can now browse and download titles direct to the app.

To access PressReader via the website:

  1. Click on the 'Sign in' link.
  2. Click on the 'Library or Group' option.
  3. Search for and select 'Gold Coast Libraries'.
  4. Enter your library card number and PIN, then select 'Sign in'.

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Instantly access the magazines you know and love in an easy-to-read digital format with Flipster. Read magazines in your Internet browser or download to your tablet or phone using the app. Magazines include Choice, Choice Computer and Homes and Gardens.

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National Geographic Virtual Library

View the complete archive of the National Geographic Magazine, with every page of every issue from 1888 — the current edition. In addition to the archive of the magazine, users can explore a collection of National Geographic books, images, maps, videos and more.

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Australia/New Zealand Reference Centre Plus

Brings together the largest collection of full text from Australian and New Zealand newspapers and magazines, periodicals, newswires and reference books including Choice, the Australian Financial Review, Gold Coast Bulletin, Woman's Day, Bulletin with Newsweek and Australian Geographic.

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Australia & New Zealand Newsstream

This service combines key national titles from Fairfax, News Ltd and the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC), with leading regional and local sources. In addition, it offers coverage of premium, regional and rural news services from the ABC, and transcripts from the leading current affairs TV and Radio programs.

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1000 Chinese-language magazines available for you to browse or search online. DragonSource covers topics from business and economics to family, fashion, entertainment, film, and travel.

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