BC Day: All library locations will be closed on Monday, August 2, for BC Day. Regular hours resume on Tuesday, August 3.
Note: The Globe and Mail is available to read in-library only, if you try to open the newspaper from home you will be brought to a blank page. Select the ≡ icon in the top left corner of the screen to find a different publication.
1) Have a library card? Click the following link to sign in to the PressReader collection with your library card barcode number and PIN code: Visit PressReader.
You can also find the library member sign in link on the View All Online Resources by Subject and A to Z pages.
2) Are you a visitor to the region? While on a library computer, or after connecting with the ORL's Wi-Fi on your personal computer or tablet, go to https://www.pressreader.com.
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!
You get 30 days of ORL-sponsored access to PressReader each time you visit. After those 30 days are up, just visit PressReader using one of the options listed above to continue your free access to PressReader.
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.
Here is how to get started on the App.
You get 30 days of ORL-sponsored access to free newspapers and magazines on the PressReader App each time you sign in to use PressReader.
After those 30 days are up, just visit PressReader again through the library-provided links, or after connecting with ORL Wi-Fi, to continue your free access on 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.
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.
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.
Right-clicking (or long tapping on a mobile device screen) on any article will open an options window. Select the Page View option.
Select 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.
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.
A PressReader Account is optional to create, you can enjoy reading publications without an account – but the account comes with some neat additional features.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
Email email@example.com, in your email, please include:
Or call us at 1-844-649-8127.