PressReader - Your library card could give you access to loads of free content!
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PressReader - Your library card could give you access to loads of free content!

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Found 7th Feb
I stumbled across PressReader recently and I've been very impressed.

PressReader is a very slick website and App which gives access to a load of content. A lot of libraries in the UK appear to be subscribed to their service, and if you have a library card you can get "unlimited access to 6,000+ publications in 60+ languages from over 100 countries on their personal mobile devices, tablets and laptops". Whoa!

I was impressed to find that a lot of up to date popular magazines can be read for free e.g. GQ, T3, Edge, Vogue, Esquire, basically there'll be something there to float your boat.

The App on iPhone and Android works great, as does the desktop app on Windows.

Logging in using your library card will also be a show of support for your local libraries!
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ansonuk114 h, 19 m ago

Not round my area despite the influx of economic migrants impacting on …Not round my area despite the influx of economic migrants impacting on infrastructure and public services


More likely thanks to them paying the taxes required to keep them going.
You may have difficulty finding a library now - government cuts have caused large numbers of them to close or have extremely limited opening hours.
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How can I get a library card
19DembaBa1918 m ago

How can I get a library card


This one crops up every couple of months on here. Here was the last time (under press display) hotukdeals.com/dea…341 Quite useful and worth another reminder.
In Google Play the app mentions public hotspots such as libraries. Does that mean you can only access content if you are physically in the library or can you access from anywhere using your library card number?
Thanks op for this info. Have a library card but wasn’t aware this.
19DembaBa1932 m ago

How can I get a library card


Applied for mine online. Card gets sent to you through the post.
Didn’t know it would show support for your local library. ha
You may have difficulty finding a library now - government cuts have caused large numbers of them to close or have extremely limited opening hours.
whymark101 h, 11 m ago

In Google Play the app mentions public hotspots such as libraries. Does …In Google Play the app mentions public hotspots such as libraries. Does that mean you can only access content if you are physically in the library or can you access from anywhere using your library card number?


If you've got a library card you can log on with it and access content from anywhere.
Brilliant, thank you OP. My local library is a waste of space now as they took 90% of the books away when they modernised it! Nothing but chairs, tables, computers, and silly celebrity biogs!
LadyPen1 h, 3 m ago

Didn’t know it would show support for your local library. ha


Basically they get audited to find out who's using their services. Logging in shows you are making use of their service, even if it is a virtual one!
Newbold53 m ago

You may have difficulty finding a library now - government cuts have …You may have difficulty finding a library now - government cuts have caused large numbers of them to close or have extremely limited opening hours.


Not round my area despite the influx of economic migrants impacting on infrastructure and public services
This was something I was unaware of, and thanks for the heads up Rbdigital does the majority of council libraries emag services and the selection varies from county to county with some publications being select back issues only...I honestly thought that Rbdigital was the only one used.

This however is the full deal, if your local council library supports it, or you of course do a temporary membership workaround in a supported borough council.

Technically my home postcode covers two council boroughs, one with Rbdigital and the other with PressReader, so I actually am valid, but after just signing up even without going into the library for a permanent membership card number it has given me access on my temporary card number.

The vast difference in content is astonishing and even covers magazines globally. The only caveat is that you have to resign in after 30 days so I don't know if it keeps preferences such as auto deliver next issue or not.
Rbdigital and borrowbox services from the local Lib. here.
My local public library was not listed when I tried to sign in via the link that OP posted however when I follow the link on marty-401's comment, I have come accross this link.

https://www.hotukdeals.com/visit/threaddesc/3143341/14554073

Then I was able to login with my library card number by putting 800 in front of it.

I hope it helps to some of you who are in the same situation as I am.

It is a great find Dysanovic, thanks a lot for sharing.
marty-4017 h, 28 m ago

This one crops up every couple of months on here. Here was the last time …This one crops up every couple of months on here. Here was the last time (under press display) https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/access-newspapers-and-magazines-from-around-the-world-subscription-free-3143341#comments Quite useful and worth another reminder.

Edited by: "dulush" 7th Feb
Thanks OP, hadn't heard of this
Dysanovic1 h, 55 m ago

If you've got a library card you can log on with it and access content …If you've got a library card you can log on with it and access content from anywhere.


Cheers. I tested it out using my son's library card. It's so good I'm going to apply for a library card of my own, which of course helps my local library service.
Newbold2 h, 31 m ago

You may have difficulty finding a library now - government cuts have …You may have difficulty finding a library now - government cuts have caused large numbers of them to close or have extremely limited opening hours.


Weird, just mentioned that, over in the Amazon Audiable hot thread, before I saw this!!
Wow! Great find OP.
What we really need is a network of places maintained by the local authority which lends books and other publications out to Mx J Public. I'll contact my MP and see if I can get some momentum going. Anyone with me?!
Edited by: "justboris" 7th Feb
justboris4 m ago

Wow! Great find OP. What we really need is a network of places maintained …Wow! Great find OP. What we really need is a network of places maintained by the local authority which lends books and other publications out to J public. I'll contact my MP and see if I can get some momentum going. Anyone with me?!


Lol I just hope that getting services like this popular will encourage people to read more and hence go to their library!
cheers op logged in with my liverpool city council library card
Loks good ... I was able to borrow "Fahrenheit 451" just before my local library shut down .....
whymark1015 h, 47 m ago

In Google Play the app mentions public hotspots such as libraries. Does …In Google Play the app mentions public hotspots such as libraries. Does that mean you can only access content if you are physically in the library or can you access from anywhere using your library card number?


The way it works in Kent libraries is that you log on using the app when hooked up to their wifi, and your account will then continue to work anywhere for 72 hours after that. Downloaded publications can be stored on the mobile device indefinitely.

There is a link shown elsewhere in this thread that uses a browser to view the material. It's less user friendly but, will provide continuous access beyond the three day period.
ansonuk114 h, 19 m ago

Not round my area despite the influx of economic migrants impacting on …Not round my area despite the influx of economic migrants impacting on infrastructure and public services


More likely thanks to them paying the taxes required to keep them going.
Thanks OP. Never knew this existed. Logged in with my library card number and can access hundreds of publications. Thanks once again for sharing
Dysanovic9 h, 0 m ago

Lol I just hope that getting services like this popular will encourage …Lol I just hope that getting services like this popular will encourage people to read more and hence go to their library!


Except that if they do, they'll probably find that cuts created by the Conservative government in local government spending have caused it to close.
Newbold1 h, 41 m ago

Except that if they do, they'll probably find that cuts created by the …Except that if they do, they'll probably find that cuts created by the Conservative government in local government spending have caused it to close.


Interesting, I live in a Conservative borough, that has modernised all its libraries in the last few years, neighbouring boroughs run by Labour have closed/curtailed a lot of their libraries.
Sweetcorn1215 m ago

Interesting, I live in a Conservative borough, that has modernised all its …Interesting, I live in a Conservative borough, that has modernised all its libraries in the last few years, neighbouring boroughs run by Labour have closed/curtailed a lot of their libraries.


Absolutely not the experience anywhere round here - quite the reverse in fact.
Newbold6 m ago

Absolutely not the experience anywhere round here - quite the reverse in …Absolutely not the experience anywhere round here - quite the reverse in fact.


So in your area, Labour are investing in libraries.
Chick_el_box9 h, 42 m ago

The way it works in Kent libraries is that you log on using the app when …The way it works in Kent libraries is that you log on using the app when hooked up to their wifi, and your account will then continue to work anywhere for 72 hours after that. Downloaded publications can be stored on the mobile device indefinitely.There is a link shown elsewhere in this thread that uses a browser to view the material. It's less user friendly but, will provide continuous access beyond the three day period.


Thank you. I installed the app and it's working nicely. In Suffolk you get 30 days then you have to relogin using your library card number.
Sweetcorn129 m ago

So in your area, Labour are investing in libraries.


No. I live in a Conservative-controlled county that's closed down or seriously curtailed most of its libraries in the last few years, while neighbouring boroughs run by Labour have allowed theirs to continue. The problem is not so much with the various authorities, though - it's entirely down to cuts made by central government, which mean that local authorities have no money for libraries, road repairs, education etc etc etc.
19DembaBa197th Feb

How can I get a library card


If you have one nearby you normally need to go in with a proof of address (in the area) and maybe some Id.
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