Monthly Archives: September 2017

There are dinosaurs in the library!

Pick up an Augmented Reality book and explore new worlds and technology.  Augmented reality books allow you to not only read about a subject but also interact with it by “lifting” it out of the book and into your world.  All you need is an AR book, an app from the Apple or Android app store, an internet connection, and the desire to have fun.

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The library carries several AR books on different subjects including dinosaurs, bugs, robots, storms and more.  I created the above picture using the Jurasic World book.  Create your own by

  • Checking out an AR book
  • Download the app listed in the front of each book
  • Follow the directions in the book to interact with the contents
  • Even take pictures to share with friends

Kids, teens and adults have fun reading, exploring and creating with AR books


RBdigital app replaces Zinio for Libraries on mobile devices

If you’re still using the Zinio for Libraries app to read magazines from the SCDL, be sure to update to the new RBdigital app. Starting later this month, the Zinio for Libraries app will no longer work.

Patrons still using the Zinio for Libraries app may encounter a message such as this one prompting them to download the new RBdigital app.

Recorded Books, the vendor we partner with for this service, has been informing users of Zinio for Libraries about the need to update to the new app for several months.

The new RBdigital app streamlines the process for downloading magazines. Now you’ll be able to browse and read digital magazines within the same app with one account that’s linked to your SCDL library card.

The RBdigital app can be downloaded for iOS, Android, and Amazon’s Fire OS. After downloading the app to your device, simply sign in with the same RBdigital account you were already using to browse and check out magazines.

Our digital magazine collection can still be accessed through the web, as well. Visit to view the titles we offer and read them in your web browser.

Upcoming downtime for part of SCDL digital collection

***UPDATE*** RBdigital informed us that the scheduled time for the update has been changed to next Wednesday, September 20 at 8:00 pm. You’ll notice service interruptions at that time for the services mentioned below.

If you read digital magazines from the SCDL using RBdigital or Zinio, you might be in for a brief amount of downtime. RBdigital will be making an update to their services that could cause disruptions for users on the web and in mobile apps on Wednesday, September 13 starting at 8:00 pm according to an email sent by the RBdigital team.

For SCDL users, this includes the RBdigital app, Zinio, and Atomic Training. RBdigital is estimating the update could take up to eight hours.

Find items faster with redesigned website search

Starting today, you’ll notice a new and improved user interface when you search at The search results page has been redesigned to make it quicker and easier to find what you want in our catalog.

Here are some of the highlights:

  • It’s now easier to find different types of items. You can select between Books, Digital items, Video, and lots of other result types simply by clicking the bar at the top of the search results page.
  • The new user interface loads titles as you scroll, making in-depth searches a lot more convenient.
  • Digital materials are clearly marked by item type (for example, ebooks, audio, and video). This is indicated on the thumbnail for each item.
  • The links that take you to SearchOhio or OhioLink to see if they have what you’re looking for are now located at the bottom of the screen under the blue Can’t find something? bar. You’ll also have the option to conveniently request that we purchase an item not found in our catalog.