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 PressReader completely free of charge using your library membership.

Read eNewspapers through PressReader


PressReader App

The PressReader app will allow to view and download newspapers and magazines on tablets and phones.

The app can be downloaded from the Google Play Store or the Apple App Store (IoS 15 and over), 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.

A new feature, Autotranslate, allows you to translate articles from and to English and around 25 other languages. See the Using the PressReader app instructions for more on this.

Instructions for Press Reader using the app and also on this webpage.

If you are playing the video click on the CC button on the bottom of the screen for subtitles.

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

In the PressReader app there is also a new Autotranslate function that enables you to translate articles from and to multiple languages. 


Newsbank Global Edition

Newsbank Global Edition logo

Read eNewspapers through Newsbank

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.

Go to the link above and enter your library card number with SLP in capital letters and without spaces.


You can also borrow from nearly 4000 eMagazines through the Libby app from Overdrive, with 3 years' back issues available.


eBooks and eAudiobooks

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