Totally free 2000 newspapers & magazines from 100 countries through your local council library or open athens
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Totally free 2000 newspapers & magazines from 100 countries through your local council library or open athens

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Found 14th Apr 2014
Not sure why this was never posted on HUKD...

Why pay for newspapers & magazines when you can get them for free!!! Simply enter your local library card number or open athens and you have full access to over 2000 newspapers from 100 countries

Full list of UK catalogue on first post.

Selected known libraries that have access to this service:
Brent Council
Cambridgeshire County Council
London Borough of Hillingdon
Oxfordshire County Council
Shropshire Council
Solihull Council
South Ayrshire
Southampton City Council
Southwark Council
Warwickshire Council
Westminster City Council
Worcestershire County Council

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Original Poster

Here is a full list of UK catalogue:
3D World
Adviser Evolution
Art Wall Magazine - Contemporary Art
Asian Art Newspaper
Belfast Telegraph
Blackpool Gazette
Bones and Joints
Business Traveller
Calibre Investment Insights
China Daily European Weekly
Classic Ford
Classics Monthly
Comic Heroes
Computer Arts
Computer Arts Collection
Computer Music
Computer Music Special
Cook Advertisement
Corporate Adviser
Cross Stitch Collection
Cross Stitcher
Cycling Plus
Daily Express
Daily Express Weekend
Daily Mail
Daily Star
Daily Star Weekend
Digital Camera World
EDGE
Employee Benefits
Energy Smart
Evening Express (City Final)
Evening Express (Extra Edition)
Evening Telegraph (First Edition)
Evening Telegraph (Late Extra Edition)
Evening Times
Fast Bikes
Fast Car
Fast Ford
First News
Fund Strategy
Future Music
Games Master
Guide Christmas in the City
Guitar Techniques
Guitarist
Guru Magazine
Halifax Courier
Health Matters
i (from The Independent)
ImagineFX: Sci-fi & Fantasy Art magazine
Inspiring Europe
International New York Times
International New York Times Asia
Irish Daily Mail
Kent Messenger Maidstone
Kentish Express Ashford & District
Kentish Gazette Canterbury & District
Lancashire Evening Post
Language lift-off
Late Tackle
Linux Format
Logistics Manager
London Evening Standard (West End Final A)
London Evening Standard (West End Final B)
Love Patchwork & Quilting
Mac Format
Mann Jitt Weekly
Marketing Week
Mini Magazine
Mollie Makes
Money Marketing
More Strings to Your Bow
Mortgage Strategy
Mountain Biking UK
Nelson Madela 1918 - 2013
net magazine: the voice of web design
Northants Evening Telegraph
NPhoto
OMAN An untold success story
Papercraft Inspirations
PC Format
PC GAMER (UK)
Photo Plus
PlayStation Official Magazine (UK)
Process Engineering
Procycling
Racing Ahead
Rhythm
Russia Now DT
Russian Mind
Russkaya Mysl
Science Uncovered
Scotland on Sunday
Scottish Daily Mail
SFX Special Editions: The Best In Sci-Fi, Fantasy And Horror
SFX: The Sci-Fi and Fantasy Magazine
Simply Crochet
Simply Knitting
Soaring Ambitions
Sportcal
Sunday Herald
Sunderland Echo
T3
The Church of England
The Courier & Advertiser
The Courier & Advertiser (Angus and The Mearns Edition)
The Courier & Advertiser (Dundee Edition)
The Courier & Advertiser (Fife Edition)
The Courier & Advertiser (Perth and Perthshire Edition)
The Cricket Paper
The Daily Telegraph
The Football League Paper
The Guardian
The Guardian Weekly
The Herald
The Independent
The Independent on Sunday
The Irish Mail on Sunday
The Jewish Chronicle
The Knitter
The Mail on Sunday
The Non-League Paper
The Northampton Chronicle and Echo
The Observer
The Peterborough Evening Telegraph
The Press and Journal (Aberdeen)
The Press and Journal (Aberdeenshire)
The Press and Journal (Highlands & Islands)
The Press and Journal (Inverness)
The Press and Journal (Moray)
The Press and Journal (North-East)
The Rugby Paper
The Scarborough Evening News
The Scotsman
The Scottish Mail on Sunday
The Simple Things
The Sunday Post (Central Edition)
The Sunday Post (Dundee)
The Sunday Post (Inverness)
The Sunday Post (Newcastle)
The Sunday Telegraph
The Wall Street Journal Europe
The Zimbabwean
Total Film
Total Guitar
Total Vauxhall
Triathlon Plus
Urban Cyclist
What Mountain Bike
Wigan Evening Post
Windows 7 Help & Advice
XBox: The Official Magazine
Yorkshire Post
Your Family Tree

Very useful - thanks for that, voodoomox!

Any library code doesn't work....

put a random 8 digit number in worked a treat

Awesome find, thank you :-) For info my library barcode number is 7 digits and it worked fine.....
Edited by: "Blotch" 15th Apr 2014

The Calibre ebook reader will give you free access to many more news and magazine titles than this.
And it downloads the ones you've asked for onto your computer, so you can read them offline, too.

Cheers OP, brilliant find. I used a genuine library card number that worked

Yup pretty good, good selection. Pity you can't download the papers for offline viewing though.

good post OP

I've looked for this sort of thing in the past over a number of areas (including two of the ones included) and never spotted PressDisplay as a service provided, so I suspect it may not have been available for that many months at some of these libraries.

A great resource - I'd be genuinely interested in what it costs those councils, as with same day national titles even with a heavy "public service" discount it surely won't be cheap if usage took off.

Athens is no good to me, I don't speak Greek!oO

COLD - NO LADS MAGS

The Daily Star will have to do - cheers

pete_l

The Calibre ebook reader will give you free access to many more news and … The Calibre ebook reader will give you free access to many more news and magazine titles than this.And it downloads the ones you've asked for onto your computer, so you can read them offline, too.


How do you access that? I have Calibre but can't see how to get the newspapers and magazines.
Edited by: "pasheast" 15th Apr 2014

I've tried a 7 digit lib number, I got in, went to a newspaper, tried to go to the 2nd page and it asked me to sign up or pay.

If I sign up, do I see the rest, or will I have to pay?

Edit: Re-tried works now. Also works on my tablet in full desktop mode and there mobile site. Also it has trouble rendering the image, and very cumbersome getting from page to page. I believe there's an app too, but that hasn't been updated in nearly a year and doesn't seem to have library code access.
Edited by: "pman12" 15th Apr 2014

What no newham recorder?

8 digits didn't work for me, 7 worked fine though. Great find OP

Does anyone have any numbers which work??

I can't even see where you type in your library number nor any random numbers

I signed in with my OpenAthens but nothing seems to have changed. Don't see any way of doing anything.

Original Poster

emerald21

I can't even see where you type in your library number nor any random … I can't even see where you type in your library number nor any random numbers



On the left hand side where it says - "Barcode/Library card No."
Simply type in the number and click Login.

Thanks but mine only said barcode , now who would have thought they meant library card number lol. Still can t see what to do. Has anyone done this on an I pad please

anyway to read these easily on the ipad ?

Just tried 12345678, worked like a boss.

outstanding The Zimbabwean is awesome

Can someone tell me what they see when they click on the link please

The best find EVER!!!! Thanks!!!!

OP you are amazing pal...

Thanks..

Thanks it worked for me using random 8 numbers!

Horrendous to navigate on Nexus 7.

Thanks very much I just used 8 digits from my library card and I could log in fine. Great find. Heat added.

Great find... Although

Thank you for visiting Library PressDisplay. Unfortunately, your … Thank you for visiting Library PressDisplay. Unfortunately, your library's subscription has reached its maximum simultaneous users level


Edited by: "KierSha" 16th Apr 2014

Original Poster

KierSha

Great find... Although



Try using another combination so you may hit another library's subscription.

voodoomox

Try using another combination so you may hit another library's … Try using another combination so you may hit another library's subscription.



I dont seem to be able to even go back to the sign in page... maybe i should try delete cookies
Edited by: "KierSha" 16th Apr 2014

Intriguing, but a little underwhelming as it don't appear to have a very substantial archive. Is this a new site? My local council (Liverpool) subscribes to the Times' archive, which can be accessed from home, and used to subscribe to the company's 19th Century collection of papers (but that ceased a while back). Really wish the latter archive was still available.

Fwiw, your library card may also be valid on the websites of Who's Who, the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, and Britannica (amongst other sites).

Great Resource . Heat added.

I guessed a number but got a german account! Tried to switch to uk - guessing by flags and englisch lol but still german eek lol still hot tho!!!

Very good - just need to see how to download now...thanks.

Brilliant. I knew nothing about this until now. Many thanks.I just entered the full number from my library card and got straight in.
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