You can access the Library PressReader service completely free of charge using your library card.

PressReader Portal

We have now changed to the PressReader portal to access enewspapers.

The range of over 7,000 titles in full colour remains the same, and you will only need to use your library card to login as before.

PressReader looks the same across all devices, now you automatically stay logged in for 30 days and have the option to save pages in your own collection. Other new features will follow.

Remember that using the PressReader app in any Solihull library enables you to download titles for offline reading, and you remain logged in for 3 days even if you have left the library.

You can read full colour digital copies of over 7,000 newspapers and magazines from over 100 countries on your computer, smartphone or tablet, wherever you are. If you are not a member, you can join online and get immediate access to the enewspaper service

There are two ways to read:

  1. In your web browser from any location - use the link above
  2. Download to the PressReader app (free from the Google Play store or App Store) from a hotspot - this includes any Solihull library if you use the library’s free wifi. You then have three days use of the app, from anywhere, before you need to visit a hotspot again

UK titles include:

National newspapers - Daily Express, Daily Mail, Daily Telegraph, Guardian, I and The Independent along with their Sunday versions. There are also many regional and local newspapers, including the Solihull News, Birmingham Mail, Birmingham Post and Sunday Mercury, as well as Irish, Scottish and Welsh papers.

Magazines such as Your Family Tree, The Cricket Paper, Angling Times, SFX, Photo Plus, Q, and more, are available. New magazines are added all the time, recent additions include the TES and THES, The Field, The Week Junior, Wallpaper, and TV Times.

There are also hundreds of newspapers and magazines from around the world, amongst them the Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, the Times of India, Asian Age, Le Monde, Rheinische Post and even French Vogue. View the full title list.

Back issues are available for 90 days but current issues are normally available on the day of publication.

PressReader website

PressReader app


Over 60 emagazines including titles such as Radio Times, New Scientist, Hello, the Economist and Good Housekeeping are available through our emagazine service. Once downloaded, they are yours to keep. Many back issues are also available.

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