The way you log in to Pressreader has changed.

When signing in, you will now be asked for your library card number plus your 4 digit PIN number. If you have forgotten your library PIN, you can reset this by visiting the library catalogue and selecting ‘Forgot your Password’ from the right-hand menu: Library Catalogue

Pressreader will give library users access to over 7000 top magazines and newspapers from around the World. Customers will have access to over 500 UK magazine titles and 171 UK newspaper titles.

Get Started:

1. Download the Pressreader app from the App Store for iOSGoogle Play for Android or Microsoft Store for Windows 10.

2. Open the app and select the Sign In option and then Libraries & Groups

3. Select East Renfrewshire Culture and Leisure from the drop-down menu.

4. Enter your library card number with or without the ‘P’ and your 4 digit PIN.

5. Alternatively- at step 2, you can create an account and sign in with email, Facebook, Google or Twitter.

Note– You will be given 30 days free access at a time. A countdown will appear letting you know how many days you have left. After 30 days, simply sign back into your account with your library card and PIN to get the next free 30 days access.


All 10 of East Renfrewshire libraries are ‘hotspots’. This means that you will be able to access Pressreader without signing in while you are in any of our libraries and enjoy access straightaway. You can find a Hotspot Map in the app to find your nearest hotspot.

Accessing via a Browser:

You can also access Pressreader from your Browser. Visit: www.pressreader.com and sign in to get started.

What else should I know?

Content is fully interactive. You can search across a global selection of titles, gaining international insights, create topics alerts; bookmark and create collections of content; curated Home Feed; translate; comment; listen and share

You can read any magazine or newspaper straightaway when you click ‘Open’ or you can download.

The time of the download depends on the speed of your connection and the size of the magazine.

You have access to any magazine or newspaper available in the collection.

Back issues are available for 90 days, although some publishers place restrictions on back issues.

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