Getting Started with PressReader

PressReader provides online access to newspapers and magazines from over 100 countries in over 60 languages.

What you need

Create a PressReader account

A PressReader account with an email address, name and password is required only if you want to save personalized settings, share articles and download newspapers and magazines for offline reading through the app. It is not required to read online using your computer or device's browser. PressReader is a third-party service that is governed by its own privacy policy and practices, not the library's. We recommend that you consult PressReader's Terms of Use and Privacy Policy before agreeing to use this service.

To create an account:

  1. Go to and sign in using your library card number and PIN.
  2. Close the PressReader pop-up message.
  3. Select the Sign In link near the upper right of the page. Click on New User? Sign up now.
  4. Enter your email address, password and name. * You cannot create an account using any other method.
  5. * Please note that the name you enter will be publicly displayed if you subscribe to channels. You may wish to use initials or a nickname. You can change this anytime in your account settings.

  6. Read the PressReader Terms of Use and Privacy Policy then click Done

Read on a desktop computer or phone or tablet (using the browser)

  1. Access PressReader from a computer or through a browser on your phone or tablet by entering your valid Toronto Public Library card number and PIN.
  2. Sign in to PressReader using your email address and password that you used when you created your account. Your name should display at the top right instead of the words Sign In.
  3. Search collections or browse by country, language, category or publication type.
  4. Choose a publication to begin reading.

Read on a phone or tablet (using the PressReader app)

  1. You will have complimentary access for a limited time (1 day and 23 hours).
  2. Make sure you are still signed in on PressReader's site. Look for the green tea cup (at the top or bottom of the app) which indicates that you are signed in.
  3. Search collections or browse by country, language, category or publication type.
  4. Choose a publication to begin reading.
  5. Once the complimentary access has expired, you will have to log back in to on your device's browser to begin another session.

Download Newspapers and Magazines to Read Offline on a Phone or Tablet

  1. Download the latest PressReader app for your device.
  2. Open the app, click on Accounts at the bottom and sign in using your PressReader account.
  3. Choose Select Publication to find something you wish to read then select the arrow to the right of the title to download it.
  4. Click Downloaded at the bottom to see your downloaded publications. Select any one to begin reading.

Most publications will remain in your collection indefinitely if you have not chosen a specific auto-removal option through PressReader's settings. A small number of publishers have placed offline storage restrictions on specific publications. These will be automatically removed from your library after a period of time.

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