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KAUST Library - Community Resources: Fiction eBooks, audiobooks and comics

This guide details the resources available to all members of the KAUST Community for the purposes of relaxation, enjoyment, self-improvement and education

Fiction collection - RBdigial

KAUST Library recognizes the many difficulties faced by our Community during the COVID-19 lockdown.  In coordination with the Coronavirus Task Force, we have expanded our collection policy to add fiction ebooks, audiobooks and comics through an existing service (RBdigital). Currently RBdigital is one of our magazine suppliers. All existing and new content will be available for desktops or mobile devices, under iOS, Windows or Android. Additional content will be added in the near future.

To enjoy all the new content and features and have the best possible experience, we recommend that you upgrade to their new platform by following the instructions below.  These differ depending upon whether you are an EXISTING user or a NEW user.

Should you encounter difficulties, please contact

EXISTING USERS - Upgrading to the new RBdigital platform

Depending upon how you access RBdigital, there are two scenarios:


If you only use a desktop computer and not the mobile app to access the Gateway site i.e. then you can continue to access magazines with your current credentials. However, you are strongly encouraged to sign onto the new platform i.e.  so you can enjoy new content (ebooks, audiobooks, comics and magazines) and an enhanced interface with more features


Log in to the old Gateway site on your desktop i.e. using your current credentials. You should log out of the mobile app. When you log back in you will be presented with a different logon page; select “Saudi Arabia” as your region and log in using the same credentials.


If you are NEW to RBdigital, please follow the instructions below:

Go to and click on REGISTER in the top menu line

Complete the mandatory fields below, using an official "" or "" email address and click Register.
Don’t forget to click the ‘check box’ to accept the Terms of Service and Privacy Policy!