FREE access to magazines & newspapers online via PressReader via local library
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FREE access to magazines & newspapers online via PressReader via local library

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Found 10th Mar
A friend of mine works at my local library. She told me that if I joined the library they would send me a membership number and a pin to access the PressReader app which then granted me access to literally hundreds of online magazines and newspapers. If you’ve got a (normal) hobby you can pretty find a magazine online for it that you’d have to pay for in the shops. Includes the vast majority of the national newspapers too.
Completely free online access by joining your local library.
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I've known about this for a while, not sure why it's cold. I've voted heat. Sure its not as good as the real thing but it's free and great when travelling and reading. Has all major newspapers updated every day for that day.
Although you don't have to join when you out any 6 digits in the barcode you have access.
Edited by: "damienntfcharvey" 10th Mar
Voted hot. How can it be cold? It's something potentially useful for nothing?!
This is hot for me, thank you
Hot!
Posted last week, 3 months ago, and previously. It is a good freebie but can’t vote hot for this again.(annoyed)
damienntfcharvey16 h, 43 m ago

Although you don't have to join when you out any 6 digits in the barcode …Although you don't have to join when you out any 6 digits in the barcode you have access.


sorry, how does this work. I can't see anywhere to put 6 digits. when I try and download anything it takes me to a subscription page.
coolhandan11th Mar

sorry, how does this work. I can't see anywhere to put 6 digits. when I …sorry, how does this work. I can't see anywhere to put 6 digits. when I try and download anything it takes me to a subscription page.


library.pressdisplay.com/pre…spx

Menu, sign in, any 6 digits in barcode
damienntfcharvey2 m ago

http://library.pressdisplay.com/pressdisplay/iphone/homepage.aspxMenu, …http://library.pressdisplay.com/pressdisplay/iphone/homepage.aspxMenu, sign in, any 6 digits in barcode


brilliant. many thanks sir.
does this work with standard library card and pins or a special code?
went to the website and used my son's library code which is 10 digits so not sure it cares and there were headlines and i couldn't search by publication. searched "economist" and "the economist" and it didn't have that publication but news literally from around the world with that word in eg Australian, US papers
Jameshothothot, I am seeing the same problem as you, the specific newspapers and magazines don't show up in a search, only a lot of articles from around the world.
lotus500040 m ago

Jameshothothot, I am seeing the same problem as you, the specific …Jameshothothot, I am seeing the same problem as you, the specific newspapers and magazines don't show up in a search, only a lot of articles from around the world.



You need a proper library login to show the full detail - not necessarily from the library itself, but you do need the membership. That's if you can find a library after this bunch of wreckers that calls itself a government hasn't closed anything within reach - or allowed the road on the way to it to collapse.
Newbold2 m ago

You need a proper library login to show the full detail - not necessarily …You need a proper library login to show the full detail - not necessarily from the library itself, but you do need the membership. That's if you can find a library after this bunch of wreckers that calls itself a government hasn't closed anything within reach - or allowed the road on the way to it to collapse.



I see thanks, I do have a library membership, I'll look out my card number.
I have a Library card but somerset libraries are not eligible so code does not work

Price you pay for living in provences and austerity
Just made up a random number and it worked pretty rubbish interface and poor selection all the stuff looks to be free on the net anyway can't find any Uk papers that are'nt free
jetsetwilly8 m ago

Or just go to https://www.pressreader.com/


Which will achieve very little, unless you're prepared to pay, have a library login (which was the whole point of the OP's post), or are content just to read the bare basics without going into the actual publications.
Why is this not hot? Never need to buy a newspaper again delieverd to your tablet everyday. Plus lots of free amagazines. I showed this app to my mother and she uses it everyday idela because you can also make the text bigger.
different library might have access to different databases. either pressreader or RBDigital (this one is even better, IMO, with plenty free ebooks and audio books)

If you try hard enough, you could find different library bar codes format and simply change the last few digits and get free online contents on your tablet.
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