The Library Service subscribes to a number of online information resources which we offer you free to access both at home and in the library. 

Library only Resources: Ancestry and Access to Research 

Magazines Online Magazines Online

Online magazines to read from home


To access the magazines all you need is your library card number. ClickTo visit the new site following this link. 

This site is the combined LLC platform


Zinio for Libraries Mobile App Migration to RBdigital 

Over 75% of Zinio for Libraries app users have already migrated to the RBdigital app, which provides access to magazines and other types of content to which Kingston subscribes.

 “Zinio for Libraries has merged with RBdigital. To access your magazine collection, please download the new RBdigital app now by clicking here*. Note: Your username and password will remain the same.” 

“The Zinio for Libraries app will be discontinued in the near future. As a result, we encourage you to download the RBdigital app on your mobile device to access magazines. Your username and password will remain the same. You won't lose any of your previously checked out content.”




Library Collections Library Collections

Current and recent copies are usually found on open shelves or filing cabinets

However in the Borough of Kingston we also hold a back run of the following Magazines

In the Basement at Kingston - please ask staff
Auto car 1 year
Economist 2 years
History Today 1 year
Investors Chronice 2 years
National Geographic going back over 30 years
Nature Magazine the last 5 years
New Scientist 3 years

New Malden IT Room
Computer Active 1 year
Digital camera 1 year

Surbiton Library Reference Room
Family History Monthly 1 year
Family Tree 1 year

All Libraries also have the last 3 years Which Magazines 

Oxford DNB Oxford DNB

Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Search Oxford DNB


The Oxford DNB contains 50,000 biographies of people who shaped the history of the British Isles and beyond, from the earliest times to the year 2004.

Who was born in Kingston?
Find out with Oxford DNB