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Online access to thousands of newspapers and magazines from around the world.

On this page:

Read Magazines and Newspapers Now!
  • What is PressReader?
  • How to connect to PressReader
  • Finding a newspaper or magazine

What is PressReader?

Formerly called PressDisplay, PressReader is an online “newsstand” that provides access to over 5,000 newspapers and magazines from 100 countries in 60 languages in full-colour, full-page format. The digital version includes the same articles, advertisements, pictures, and notices that you would see in the print version.

Popular Canadian newspapers available on PressReader include The Vancouver Sun, The Province, The Globe and Mail and the National Post.

Why is PressReader better than just going to the newspaper’s website?

PressReader has the exact replica of the print version of the newspaper. You can flip through the pages like you are reading a print copy of the paper. PressReader also has many features that are not possible in a print publication such as translation services, audio and more.

How to connect to PressReader?

In the library

o The library is a Hotspot for PressReader so simply connect to the RPL wireless and click on one of the PressReader links on our website or go direct at or No sign in is required when accessing PressReader in the library. Complimentary remote access is available for 2 days after your visit to RPL.

Remote access

o You can access PressReader from home if you have visited the library and connected to PressReader within the last 2 days

o A Richmond Public Library cardholder can access PressReader from home by entering their library card number and PIN (last 4 digits of their phone number) through one of the PressReader links on our website or go direct at or to the PressReader site at

Using a tablet or smartphone? Download the PressReader App

o Using the PressReader app allows you to download newspapers and magazines to your device so you can read them when you are not connected to wifi.

There is no time limit or limits on the number of newspapers/magazines that can be viewed, but you can only download 5 titles per day.

How to find a particular newspaper or magazine?

Home View is the default opening screen in PressReader displaying a topical issue called “Spotlight” along with Canadian top news stories. The articles are displayed in Smartflow – a horizontal display that makes it easy to read on any screen. Just click on the far right side of the screen to scroll through the pages.

To find lists of newspapers and magazines click on

Then select Publications -

You can search by name of publication or by Country, Languages, Categories or Publication Types. To begin reading a newspaper just click on the newspaper/magazine picture.

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For more detailed instructions download a printable user guide:

PressReader on your computer

PressReader on your Tablet/Smartphone