You can access the Library PressReader service completely free of charge using your library card.
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 are here 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:
- in your web browser from any location - use the link above
- 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.
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 Birmingham Mail, Birmingham Post and Sunday Mercury, as well as Irish, Scottish and Welsh papers.
Magazines such as Empire, 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.
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.
eBooks and eAudiobooks
You can also download eBooks or eAudiobooks to your tablet, laptop or computer for up to 21 days.