Keep up with news and current events from all over the world with PressReader, ORL members can read the current issues of thousands of online newspapers and magazines in print-like layout. 

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Note: The Globe and Mail is available to read in-library only, if you try to open the newspaper from home you will be brought to a blank page. Select the Catalog button, or  ≡ icon, in the top left corner of the screen, then refresh the page, to choose a different publication.

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Read on your browser

Visit PressReader. Type in your library card number and PIN code.

You will see a PressReader HotSpot window after you login

Click or tap Select Publication or close the PressReader Hotspot window and start reading right away!

Reading options

Select a newspaper or magazine to view its info page and older issues.

Select Read to open the issue.

Right-clicking (or long tapping on a touchscreen) on any article will open an options window:

  • Switch reading view: Select Page View to read an article in its original print layout or select Text view to read the article sized for easy reading on a mobile device.
  • Hear the article read aloud: Select Listen
  • Read the article in another language: Select Translate.

Read in Accessibility Mode: Includes keyboard tab navigation, flexible font size, text to speech that works with screen readers (view details about Accessibility Mode).

  • Select Tab on your keyboard to switch to Accessibility Mode.
  • Or select the 3-dot menu in the top right corner and select Accessibility Mode.


Read on the PressReader app

Use your smartphone or tablet to read newspapers on the PressReader App.

Step 1: Download the free PressReader App from your App Store.

Wait! Don’t open the app yet!

Step 2: On your browser, log in to PressReader with your library card number and PIN code.

Step 3: Create a PressReader Account.

  • Click Sign in (person icon) in the upper right-hand corner.
  • Click New User? Sign up now at the bottom of the Welcome to PressReader window
  • On the New User form, enter an email address, create a password, include a first and last name and click Create my account.

Note: Do not use the orange Library or Group option listed in the Welcome to PressReader window, it is not available for ORL patrons.

Step 4: Open the PressReader app. Tap Sign in, then tap Email. Enter the email address and password you are using for your PressReader Account and tap Sign in. You should see the PressReader HotSpot window when you have signed in successfully.

  • You get 30 days of ORL-sponsored access to free newspapers and magazines on the PressReader App.
  • After those 30 days are up, go through the steps above to visit PressReader again through the library-provided links on your browser, then sign in with your PressReader Account, to continue your free access on the PressReader App.

Download publications for offline reading

See a downward arrow icon? Tap on it to download publications. A Wi-Fi connection is recommended.

The newspaper/magazine is kept in the Downloaded section of the app. The app will open to this section when you are offline.

Browse the collection

The PressReader App opens on the Browse screen.

Use the Search box at the top of the screen to find newspapers and magazines.

Or browse by Countries, Languages, or Categories (Automotive, Current Affairs, Entertainment, etc.) for Magazines.

Reading options

Tap on a newspaper or magazine to view its info page and older issues.

Tap Read to view the issue.

Long tapping on any article will open an options window:

  • Switch reading view: Tap the Page View option to read an article in its original print layout or tap Text view to read the article sized for easy reading on a mobile device.
  • Hear the article read aloud: Tap Listen.
  • Read the article in another language: Tap Translate


Your PressReader Account

A PressReader Account is optional to create, you can enjoy reading publications without an account – but the account comes with some neat additional features.

Use your account for…

  • Commenting on, bookmarking, rating, and sharing articles.
  • Syncing your reading experience across up to five devices, so you can have access to your saved Bookmarks in My Collections and more.
  • Transferring your library-sponsored PressReader access to other devices:
    • Access PressReader through the library-provided links then sign in to the PressReader collection with your PressReader Account.
    • On your second device, visit the PressReader website, or open the PressReader App, and sign in with the same PressReader Account. The ORL-sponsored access to PressReader will be transferred automatically.

Need Help?

Visit the PressReader Help website

Visit PressReader's Help Centre.

Some information on this site is for PressReader customers that pay for their own PressReader subscriptions and will not apply to library patrons.

Get in touch with the ORL:

Email, in your email, please include:

  • any error message you’ve received
  • your ORL library card number
  • the newspaper or magazine you are trying to view
  • the type of device you are using (e.g. tablet, smartphone, PC or Mac)
  • the type of web browser you are using, e.g., Internet Explorer, Chrome, Firefox
  • indicate you are using PressReader

Or call us at 1-844-649-8127.