Recorded Books

Recorded Books is the largest independent publisher of unabridged audiobooks and provider of digital media to consumer, retail, professional, school, library and infotainment markets. The company owns an exclusive catalog of thousands of audiobook titles narrated by professional, award-winning actors. Recorded Books provides digital audiobooks and eBooks, as well as other compelling third-party content, including digital magazines and films, through its proprietary RBdigital Gateway platform. The Company operates in the United Kingdom through its W.F. Howes subsidiary and in Australia through its Wavesound subsidiary. Recorded Books was founded in 1979 and is headquartered in Prince Frederick, MD.

Available Products & Services

MOBIUS offers discounted pricing for academic libraries on five Recorded Books/RBdigital products.

Audiobooks - Unlimited, simultaneous access to over 15,000 academic audiobook titles. 400+ new releases added every month. 

Magazines - Access to the entire RBdigital collection of some 3,200 magazine titles. 

Comics - 1,500 comic volumes from publishers Disney, Marvel, Dark Horse and IDW. Over 600,000 pages of eComics!

Streaming Video - 7-day, unlimited checkout model for titles from Acorn TV, The Great Courses, Stingray Qello Concerts, and IndieFlix. Under the terms of the discounted price agreement, the annual platform fee for this service has been waived, the library only pays for use of the service, the 7-Day Unlimited Access Passes.

Transparent Language Online -  Unlimited access to over 110 languages. Provides learning activities that teach all four core learning skills: listening, reading, speaking, and writing/typing.

Upcoming Webinars

April 22, 2020 at 1pm Central Time - We’re offering a detailed overview session on the platform, educational usage trends, and how unlimited access to RB Digital resources can help connect students and instructors to academic content. Register Today