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eMagazines and eNewspapers

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East Sussex library card holders can access eMagazines and newspapers for free

There are two ways to access eMagazines and newspapers: PressReader and Libby.


To start reading you will need to set up an account on PressReader.

  1. Go to PressReader.
  2. Close the PressReader HotSpot pop up.
  3. Click on Sign In in the upper right hand corner.
  4. Choose Library or Group from the list.
  5. Search for East Sussex Libraries in the pop up and select.
  6. Enter the barcode from your library card into the pop up box, and sign in.
  7. Enter your name and email address and choose a password.
  8. Please read the terms of use and privacy policy before continuing to click Create my account.

You can read our digital content on a smartphone or tablet, or if you prefer a computer online. 

Reading on a smartphone or tablet

If you would like to use PressReader on a smartphone or tablet, download the app.

When you open the app for the first time:

  1. Click the Sign in icon (at the bottom of the screen for smartphones and along the left hand side for tablets).
  2. Enter the email address you registered with.
  3. Enter your password.
  4. Click Sign in.

The ‘hot spot’ screen will appear. Close this down and start browsing for newspapers and magazines.

Read on your computer

Once you have registered on the website, you can start to browse and read content immediately.

Getting help

Find out more about using PressReader by watching the video below.

Still need help? Visit the PressReader help pages.

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Libby logo


Please visit the eBooks help page for instructions on downloading the Libby app.

  1. Click the library card icon at the bottom of the page
  2. Scroll to, then select Preferences
  3. Click Format and select Magazines
  4. Click Apply Preferences
  5. Browse the collections or click the magnifying glass icon to search the catalogue

Read on your computer

Once you have registered you can also read eMagazines from Libby in your web browser. Select Magazines from the Collections tab at the top of the page to browse. You can also use advanced search and select magazines as your preferred format.

Getting help

For help using Libby on your smartphone or tablet, visit Meet Libby.

For a brief introduction to the app, watch the video.

For help reading books on your desktop or laptop, visit OverDrive’s help pages

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