You can now access 7000 digital newspapers and magazines through PressReader.

How to use PressReader

  1. Download the PressReader app from your app store, or just visit the PressReader website in your internet browser (tip: we strongly recommend the app for the touchscreen experience)
  2. Click ‘Sign in’
  3. Click ‘Libraries and Groups’
  4. Select ‘Explore York Libraries and Archives…’ from the list by searching for ‘Explore’ or ‘York’
  5. Enter your library card number from the back of your card, this will be 14 digits starting with a Y, and your 4 digit PIN (you can get this from any York library) then click on sign in at the bottom.  If you’re not already a member see how to join
  6. That’s it, you’re signed in.
  7. Click ‘select publication’ to start browsing.

Your log on will count down for 30 days, and after 30 days you’ll need to log in again.  The message which appears may refer to a chargeable subscription, but don’t let that put you off – logging back in as a library customer is free.

PressReader system requirements: Android 7.0 and up, Apple iOS 15 and up.


Here are some special features to look out for as you use PressReader:

  • Automatic translation into other languages
  • Audio narration
  • Download articles for offline reading via the app
  • Back issues.  The publications usually have a few back issues listed beneath the current edition, but please note this is a service for current news so the back issues do not stretch back for years (tip: for researching historical news sources see the British Newspaper Archive on our online reference sites)

More digital

Looking for more digital content? Please see our other pages about e-bookse-audiobooks, online reference sites, and some recommended websites we’ve put together.