eMagazines and eNewspapers -  Libby by Overdrive

Following a delay with the final stages of transition from RB digital we now have limited access to Libby. We will update this page as the full catalogue becomes available. 

Libby is the one-tap reading app from our library where you can borrow Borrow eMagazines, to read on your phone or tablet using the Libby app by OverDrive. Over 2000 magazines available. You can borrow ebooks and digital audiobooks for free. You can stream books with Wi-Fi or mobile data, or download them for offline use and read anytime.

Libby is free and easy to get started. Download the app and  Learn more

Once on the app search for East Lothian Libraries and enter your Library barcode or number for access 

If you currently access eResources using Kindle Fire please access the OverDrive app

Got questions about Libby, the one-tap reading app from our library? Get your common, or not-so-common questions answered or get help with specific features to make the most of your in-app experience by visiting the Libby help section.


Pressreader eMagazines and eNewspapers

Pressreader provides full content digital replicas of more than 7000 titles from 100 countries in 60 languages, and allows users to views magazines and newspapers on-screen exactly as they would appear in a familiar print edition.

Advanced features include keyword searching, language translation, text-to-voice, article sharing, and social networking. Content is always up to date and is often available before print editions

How do I access Pressreader?

The way that users access Pressreader has changed. Users now sign in through the Pressreader website or Pressreader app using their Library Membership Card

  • if you have a membership number beginning with B, enter the B and the 9 numbers
  • if you have a 16-digit smartcard number, enter the first 14 digits only (with no spaces)
  • if you have an online membership number beginning with H, enter the H and the 7 numbers

For full instructions on how to access Pressreader via a web browser or via the app, download the Pressreader guide.

If you are an existing Pressreader user with a personalised Pressreader account, the guide will also give instructions on how to link your library membership number with your personalised account.

Please note - users get 30 days of access to Pressreader and once this access has expired you will need to sign out and sign back into the app or website using your library card number to reactivate for a further 30 days access.

Get started

Visit the Pressreader site

Or download the Pressreader app to your mobile device.