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Free Access to 100s of Magazines. All Regions. Library Card Needed

Free Access to 100s of Magazines. All Regions. Library Card Needed

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Get free access to 100s of e-magazines and newspapers on your PC, tablet or mobile phone, via PressReader or RBdigital; all you need is your library card.


PressReader has a wide range of newspapers and magazines from the UK and around the world. This includes many of the UK daily tabloids and broadsheets as well as local publications such as 'Essex Life'. There are also comics, such as The Beano and magazines covering everything from homes and gardens to sports and entertainment.

Simply visit the website on your PC or laptop or install the app to download newspapers or magazines to your smartphone or tablet. Log in with your library card number and then create your own account.

Please note you will need to log out and in every 30 days to revalidate your account.

If you need help using PressReader then have a look at their help centre or you can contact the Library Service.

Using the PressReader app

You can use the PressReader app to read your newpapers and magazines on the go

PressReader app for Android

PressReaderapp for iphone and ipad


With RBdigital there are a wide range of popular titles such as Amateur Gardening, Top Gear and OK!

You will need to create or login into an account on the RBdigital system to download e-magazines. This is an additional account to your main Essex libraries one.

If you’re creating an account you will need to have your Essex libraries card handy as you will be asked for your library number.

Login or create an account

If you need some help setting up your account then have a look at the RBdigital support pages.

Using the RBdigital app

You can download the e-magazines app to your phone or tablet so that you can carry on reading magazines you have already checked out on your computer.

RBdigital app for Android

RBdigital app for iphone and ipad

If you need help downloading the app then look at the RBdigital support pages or you can contact the Library Service.

What do you think of this freebie?
nicolajaynehend10 months ago

This looked good but I do not live Essex and I've no libraries card.. shame. Thank you agnesmann for sharing this very good freebie.💐💐

Mrmac10 months ago

I think it's country wide

sunshinemum10 months ago

It's not just Essex, most libraries nationwide offer it, and sometimes also free audiobooks, ebooks, worth checking on your local library page what services are available

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