PressReader titles are now available through the Libby app on your tablet or laptop. Once you are logged into Libby, PressReader will show as Extras on the main Libby page. You do not need to log in again.

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

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PressReader Portal

A recent improvement means you can now use the free PressReader app to view all the titles available, as well as through a web browser.

The app can be downloaded from the Google Play or the App Store, and is also available for Windows devices and tablets, and Kindle Fires. Once you have logged in using your library card number (no PIN is needed) the app stays logged in for 30 days, wherever you are.

The app also allows you to download titles for offline reading or to keep on your tablet.

Instructions for Press Reader and also on this webpage.

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 - in the PressReader app from any location using your library card, or a hotspot - this includes any Solihull library if you use the library’s free wifi
  • Daily Express
  • Daily Mail
  • Daily Telegraph
  • Guardian
  • I and The Independent

Plus their Sunday versions.

  • Birmingham Mail
  • Birmingham Post and Sunday Mercury
  • Irish, Scottish and Welsh papers.
  • Empire
  • The Cricket Paper
  • Angling Times
  • SFX
  • Photo Plus
  • Q
  • TES and THES
  • The Field
  • The Week Junior
  • Wallpaper
  • TV Times.
  • Washington Post
  • Wall Street Journal
  • the Times of India
  • Asian Age
  • Le Monde
  • Rheinische Post
  • French Vogue. 

You can also 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

Newsbank Global Edition

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Newsbank Global Edition allows you to access a newspaper archive that includes:

  • world newspapers
  • most UK national papers
  • local papers such as the Birmingham Mail and Sunday Mercury.

In addition, current issues of many papers including most UK ones are available as they are published in full image form - this includes the Times and Sunday Times which are not available on our enewspapers service PressReader.

You can also explore diverse perspectives and stay informed on local, national and global topics, people and events by searching sources across more than 200 countries.

eBooks and eAudiobooks

You can also download eBooks or eAudiobooks to your tablet, laptop or computer for up to 21 days.