PressReader

Keep up with news and current events from all over the world with PressReader, ORL members can read the current issues of thousands of online newspapers and magazines in print-like layout.

Note 1: Patrons using the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Edge, or Safari browsers will have trouble accessing newspaper at home. Thanks for your understanding while we try to resolve this issue.

If you are not able to access PressReader from home, in-library access to PressReader is still available, follow the instructions below to learn how to extend your free access to newspapers even after leaving the library. 

Note 2: The Globe and Mail is available to view only on library computers or while using the library's Wi-Fi.

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Go to PressReader on a browser

At home

Firefox browser recommended. 

Click the following link to sign in to the PressReader collection with your library card barcode  number and PIN code: Visit PressReader.

Not able to get access from home? Follow the instructions below to learn how to extend your free access to newspapers even after leaving the library.

 

From the library

PressReader is available at all library branches through library computers or after connecting with the ORL’s Wi-Fi using your own device. While on a library computer, or after connecting with the ORL's Wi-Fi on your personal laptop or tablet, go to https://www.pressreader.com.

You are able to continue this free library access even after leaving the library!

Extending your access to PressReader on a library computer

You will need to create a PressReader account to transfer your access to your personal device.

To create an account, click on Sign in (person icon) in the upper right-hand corner of the of the PressReader collection.

On the sign in window, click New User? Sign up now. On the New User form, enter an email address, create a password, include a first and last name and click Create my account.

Please note that signing in to the PressReader website or the app using the orange Library or Group option listed in the Welcome to PressReader window is not currently available for ORL patrons.

On your second device, visit the PressReader website, https://www.pressreader.com or open the PressReader App, and sign in with the same PressReader Account. The ORL-sponsored access to PressReader will be transferred automatically.

 

Extending your access to PressReader using your computer, laptop or smartphone

After connecting to the ORL's Wi-Fi with your device, go to https://www.pressreader.com.   You get 30 days of ORL-sponsored access to PressReader on the browser you had used to visit PressReader.  After those 30 days are up, just visit PressReader while at the library again to continue your free access to PressReader.
 

 

After visiting PressReader through one of the options listed above, you will see a PressReader HotSpot window with the ORL logo.

Click Select Publication or close the PressReader Hotspot window and start reading right away!

 

Using the PressReader App

Go to Press Reader on your browser first

Are you using a smartphone or tablet and want to enjoy newspapers on the PressReader App? You need visit PressReader on your browser first! Accessing PressReader on your browser, will give you library-sponsored access newspapers and magazines on the PressReader App.

At home

Firefox browser recommended. From your mobile device, click the following link to sign in to the PressReader collection with your library card barcode number and PIN code: Visit PressReader.

Not able to get access from home? Follow the instructions below to learn how to access PressReader at the library and continue your free access to newspapers even after leaving the library.

From the library

While on a library computer, or after connecting with the ORL's Wi-Fi on your personal tablet or smartphone, go to https://www.pressreader.com.

 

Create a PressReader Account on the PressReader site

  • Click Sign in (person icon) in the upper right-hand corner.
  • Click New User? Sign up now at the bottom of the Welcome to PressReader window
  • On the New User form, enter an email address, create a password, include a first and last name and click Create my account.
  • Download the PressReader App from your App Store.
  • Sign in to the PressReader App with your PressReader Account. You should see the PressReader HotSpot window with the ORL logo when you have signed in successfully.

 

More information about the PressReader App

While PressReader can be enjoyed on tablet and smartphone browsers, the free PressReader App is available for customers to download for many popular mobile devices.

Download it free from your device’s app stores. It is available for…

  • iOS (iPad, iPod Touch, iPhone) running iOS 12 or newer
  • Android devices running Android 5.0 or newer
  • Windows 10 devices

Download publications for offline reading

The option to download issues on the app is indicated by a downward arrow icon, in various areas of the app. A Wi-Fi connection is recommended for downloading publications.

Tap to download the issue, it is kept in the Downloaded section of the app. The app will open up to this section, when you are offline.

 

Finding and Reading Newspapers and Magazines

PressReader opens on the Home Feed, showing the most popular articles from a variety of publications presented in SmartFlow format – so it is easy to read on any device from computers to smartphones.

A Wi-Fi connection is recommended for smartphones, otherwise data charges may apply.

 

Want to view the article in its original layout and publication?

Right-clicking (or long tapping on a mobile device screen) on any article will open an options window. Select the Page View option.

 

To browse the collection...

Click on the ≡ icon found in the top left corner of the screen make the main menu slide out.

Click on Publications. You can then choose to browse by Countries, Categories (Automotive, Current Affairs, Entertainment, etc), Publication Types, and Languages, or you can scroll through the main screen and view Featured Publications, and Top Newspapers and Top Magazines.

Clicking on a newspaper or magazine issue will open it up in print-like layout. To read an article in SmartFlow format, right-click on any article to open an options window and choose the Text View icon.

 

Searching

Search for topics of interest using the Search box found in the top right corner of the screen. Typing in a term will prompt search suggestions. Click in to the Search box to see the Advanced Search options.

 

Your free PressReader Account

A PressReader Account is optional to create, you can enjoy reading publications without an account – but the account comes with some neat additional features.

Creating an Account

To create an account, click on Sign in (person icon) in the upper right-hand corner of the of the PressReader collection.

On the sign in window, click New User? Sign up now. On the New User form, enter an email address, create a password, include a first and last name and click Create my account.

Please note that signing in to the PressReader website or the app using the orange Library or Group option listed in the Welcome to PressReader window is not currently available for ORL patrons.

 

Editing your PressReader Account information

Click on your name, found in the top right corner of the screen, to expand the drop-down menu. Click Manage Account to edit the name, email address, or password you are using for PressReader.

 

You can also manage...

  • your social media sharing options under the Social and Linked Networks heading, 
  • the Public Info displayed in My Channel, which is your own PressReader webpage that lists the articles you've commented on and your public bookmarked articles, 
  • and, under the PressReader Installations heading, manage which devices are authorized with your PressReader Account. 

Please note that under Manage Account you will also see Subscription and Payment Method information, which is for PressReader customers that pay for their own subscriptions. Library patrons getting access to PressReader through the library do not need to touch these settings.

 

Your PressReader Account is used for…

Commenting on, bookmarking, rating, and sharing articles. Right-clicking on any article will open a window to select these options.

Customizing the Home Feed (the news stories that display when you first visit PressReader) to get the news most relevant to you.  Click on the ≡ icon to slide the main menu out, then click on the gear icon next to the Home Feed heading. Select stories by Country, Categories, such as Sports, Business, Technology or Entertainment, or choose specific publications.

Syncing your reading experience across up to five devices, so you can have access to your saved Bookmarks in My Collections and more.

Transferring your ORL-sponsored PressReader access to other devices:

  1. Access PressReader through the library-provided links, or after connecting with ORL Wi-Fi, then sign in to the PressReader collection with your PressReader Account.
  2. On your second device, visit the PressReader website, https://www.pressreader.com or open the PressReader App, and sign in with the same PressReader Account. The ORL-sponsored access to PressReader will be transferred automatically.  

 


Need Further Help?

Visit the PressReader Help website

PressReader has created an extensive Help Centre, available at https://care.pressreader.com.

Please note that some information pertains to subscriptions & renewal information for PressReader customers that pay for their own PressReader subscriptions and will not apply to library patrons.

 

Get in touch with the ORL:

Email help@orl.bc.ca, in your email, please include:

  • any error message you’ve received
  • your ORL library card number
  • the newspaper or magazine you are trying to view
  • the type of device you are using (e.g. tablet, smartphone, PC or Mac)
  • the type of web browser you are using, e.g., Internet Explorer, Chrome, Firefox
  • indicate you are using PressReader

Or call us at 1-844-649-8127.

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