PressReader Sign-Up

THERE IS NO NEED TO ENTER ANY BANK CARD DETAILS OR MAKE ANY FORM OF PAYMENT AT ANY TIME IF YOU ARE DOING THIS CORRECTLY.

  • The free service applies to UK RESIDENTS IN SPECIFIC AREAS ONLY who have an appropriate valid library card and is subject to the terms of conditions of the relevant council and of the service provider(s).
  • We would advise that you follow our instructions carefully.  People not used to computers should ask a friend/family member to help with the process which they could do from their own homes.
  • Also, some services only give 30 days access at a time and you will need to login again at the end of that time to get the next month
  • Web of the Week accepts no responsibility whatsoever for the service or for any use of misuse or error in sign-up. We repeat – if you are using this service through a UK library in the correct way you should never need to make any payment and you should never enter your bank card details.
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How to find your PressReader access

First, make sure you have your Library Card Number to hand.  If you don’t have one look at our separate article on how to get a Library Card Number for free elsewhere in today’s edition.

Depending on where you live, click on either England, Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland.

Then click on the name of your County Council, Unitary Authority or London Borough in the list below (NB this service is NOT normally provided by District or Borough Councils).  This will take you to the relevant Council webpage for your RB Digital sign-up.  Once you’re there, just follow the instructions to connect.

In Northern Ireland, the Pressreader and RB Digital services are handled centrally. Just follow this link. Then click Register.

I need help setting up PressReader

In case you get lost, we have written out the key steps you need to follow below.

There are different processes for computers and tablets.

  1. On your library site scroll down and locate the “Get Started with PressReader” (or similar)
  2. Some Libraries seem to require you set up your account within their system at this stage whilst others pass you direct through to PressReader
  3. Once Top right CLICK on “Sign In”
  4. On the Left CLICK on the button below Google – “Library or Group”
  5. Enter your County, Unitary Authority or London Borough in the search at the top (eg “Bedfordshire”)
  6. Click on the link to your County which comes up
  7. Enter your Library Card number (and if required your Library PIN) and make sure the 3 boxes are ticked.
  8. PressReader will now verify your details and, assuming everything is okay, you will be away!
  1. Go to the App Store.
  2. Click on search
  3. Enter PressReader
  4. Press Reader
  5. Download the App and open it
  6. Click “Maybe Later”
  7. Bottom Left Click Sign in
  8. Click “Libraries and Groups”
  9. Allow/disallow location access
  10. Enter your County, Unitary Authority or London Borough in the search (eg “Bedfordshire”)
  11. Enter your Library Card number (and if required your Library PIN) and make sure the 3 boxes are ticked.

And you are away!