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PressReader provides instant online access to today's newspapers and magazines from over 120 countries in full-color, full-page format and in over 60 languages.

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Getting Started with PressReader

  1. Go to the login page through the library website: PressReader
  2. Enter your library card* number to access PressReader
  3. Click Continue to PressReader
  4. Search collections or browse by country, language, category or publication type, pick your title and enjoy reading!

*Note: If you do not have a library card with London Public Library, please visit our Library Cards page for more information on how to obtain a card or call us at 519-661-4600.

Create a PressReader Account (OPTIONAL)

A PressReader account is not required to read online using your computer or device's browser. A PressReader account with an email address, name and password is required only if you want to save personalized settings, share articles or download newspapers and magazines for offline reading through the app. PressReader is a third-party service that is governed by its own privacy policy and practices. We recommend that you consult PressReader's Terms of Use and Privacy Policy before agreeing to use this service.

To create an account:

  1. Using a web browser, go to PressReader (link?) and sign in using your library card number.
  2. Close the PressReader HotSpot pop-up message.
  3. Select the Sign In link near the upper right of the page. Click on New User? Sign up now.
  4. Enter your email address, password and name (name is publically displayed).
  5. Read the PressReader Terms of Use and Privacy Policy then click Done

Read on a Phone or Tablet Using the PressReader App

  1. Download the PressReader app for iOS or Android
  2. If you are using the library’s wifi, you will have complimentary access for up to 48 hours.
  3. Once this time frame has ended, you will need to return to the library’s wifi in order to start another 48 hours of access.

Accessing the App Using the Optional PressReader Account

  1. Download the PressReader app for iOS or Android
  2. Open the app, click on Accounts at the bottom and sign in using your PressReader account (see instructions above).
  3. Make sure you are still signed in on PressReader's site. Look for the green tea cup (at the top or bottom of the app) which indicates that you are signed in.
  4. Search collections or browse by country, language, category or publication type.
  5. Choose a publication to begin reading.
  6. Once the complimentary access has expired, you will have to log back in to PressReader through the library’s website ( on your device's browser to begin another session.

Download Newspapers and Magazines to Read Offline on a Phone or Tablet

  1. Download the latest PressReader app for your device.
  2. Choose Select Publication to find something you wish to read then select the arrow to the right of the title to download it.
  3. Click Downloaded at the bottom to see your downloaded publications. Select any one to begin reading

Most publications will remain in your collection indefinitely if you have not chosen a specific auto-removal option through PressReader's settings. A small number of publishers have placed offline storage restrictions on specific publications. These will be automatically removed from your library after a period of time.