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.

eMagazines and eNewspapers -  Libby by Overdrive

Libby by Overdrive is the one-tap reading app from our library where you can borrow eMagazines to read on your phone or tablet.There are over 2000 magazines available and borrowers can also access eBooks, digital audiobooks, stream music concerts and documentaries and access educational and lifelong learning courses, all for free!  

Libby is free and easy to get started. Click on the button below to register for Libby and a password will be emailed to you.

Libby by Overdrive Registration Form

Once you have registered and received your password please follow the instructions below.

Install the Libby App

  • download the Libby app from the Apple App Store or Google Play. 
  • click on Yes to say you have a library card
  • search for East Lothian Library Service and click on the East Lothian Library Service details to select it
  • click on Sign In With My Card and enter your email address and click Next
  • enter your password and click Sign In and then Next

The Overdrive app is available for Kindle Fire users or devices that cannot download the Libby app however this app is due to be retired from February 2022.  It is recommended that borrowers access Libby via the browser on their device instead.

Using Libby on a Computer

If you are unable to install the Libby app you can still borrow and read books online via the website. Please follow the instructions below. 

  • go to the East Lothian Libby homepage
  • click on Sign in With My Card
  • enter your email address and click Next
  • enter your password and click Sign In and Next

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.