Read the world with PressReader!

Did you know you can read over 4000 UK and worldwide newspapers and magazines for free on your tablet, phone or computer? From anywhere you can simply login to the PressReader website with your library card number and PIN to get access to today’s news 24/7.

With Edinburgh Libraries PressReader service you can access over 100 UK and Irish newspapers including today’s editions of the Edinburgh Evening NewsScotsmanScottish Daily MailThe Press and JournalThe Guardian and The Herald as well as over 100 UK magazines.

Publications from over 100 countries in 60 languages are available including from Poland, India, USA, France and China. Articles can be translated into 16 languages and you can also listen to today’s news by using Library PressReader’s Radio function which will read articles out to you.

PressReader has a small range of material for children too as it includes comics such as the BeanoHorrible Histories and Doctor Who Adventures. It also includes a newspaper aimed specifically at children – First News.

You’ll find full user instructions on our Your Library website.


Read all about it!

green-logoHow would you like to be able to access thousands of daily newspapers on your tablet, phone or computer for free? Edinburgh Libraries give you access to PressReader and Library PressDisplay a brilliant downloadable newspaper and magazine service with over 4000 worldwide titles. These include the Scotsman; the Herald; Guardian and Daily Mail. There are titles from over 100 countries in 60 languages so you can keep up with news from around the globe.

Browse unlimited titles each day via the Library PressDisplay website on any device with internet access. This is a great option for using the service from home, on the go or on a computer.

Alternatively you can install the PressReader app and download newspapers from any Edinburgh Libraries branch. You can download 20 titles a day to take away and read offline. After you’ve connected in a library you also have three days use from anywhere so you can visit the library on a Friday then download all the Sunday papers from the comfort of your own home.

For further information about using this service please see the PressReader and Library PressDisplay help pages. from anywhere

Good News!

pressreader1Well even if the world news seems to be getting worse by the day, but the good news is that the way to get your daily paper gets better and better!

Edinburgh Libraries PressReader app service has had a wee upgrade – now if you visit a library and open up the app you get 3 days worth of use to download from home as well.

PressReader has over 4000 newspapers and magazines from all round the world that are available to download for free before they even hit the newsagents.  To use it you need to login at a PressReader HotSpot (i.e. a library!) and then you are free to download up to 20 titles a day from the library, home or indeed anywhere with WiFi. After 3 days you need to pop into your local library and reactivate your connection (and pick up a nice paperback whilst you are at it!).

All the top Scottish and many national newspapers are available such as the Edinburgh Evening news, The Scotsman, The Herald, The Daily Mail and The Guardian. There are also publications from over 100 countries including Poland, America and even Brazil (if you fancy reading about the Olympics first hand!).

For more information see

e-resource of the month: Newsstand International!

Ooh la la!  You might already know that we have an e-resource called UK Newsstand, which grants you access to loads of archived newspapers –  but our e-resource of the month is its more exotic sibling,  Newsstand International!

Research the stories that interest you more fully, with a huge variety of global newspapers, and if you’re feeling particularly clever, why not try reading stories in one of the 17 available languages?

It’s perfect for those of you who are far from home and missing your favourite papers, and we also think that this feature makes Newsstand International a fantastic tool for practicing languages that you may have forgotten, or are currently learning.  Give it a go – see things from a different perspective.