eMagazines and eNewspapers


You can read daily newspapers from all over the world and a wide range of magazines including Men’s Health, Good Housekeeping, Esquire, News Week, Gardeners’ World and Cosmopolitan using the free Press Reader service.

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Press Reader is also available as an app. These user guides will help you get the most out of it:

Apple user guide (iPhone and iPad)
Android user guide
PressReader Quick Start Guide

Please make sure that when signing into Press Reader you select the ‘library card’ option and choose Southwark Libraries from the list of available library services. You can then log in using your full library card number including the SKP prefix (no spaces between SKP and the number). If you already have an account with Press Reader then you will need to log out before signing in with your library card.

You can also find a wide range of free eMagazines including New Scientist, Diva, Marie Claire and The Economist using the free RBdigital service.

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To download and read eMagazines on your smartphone or tablet please use the free RBdigital app:


We offer three eResources which allow you to view archived newspapers and newspaper articles:

  • Press Reader  -  free access to the most popular newspapers and magazines from the UK and internationally
  • NewsBank - searchable text of most major UK newspaper articles from 15 to 30 years ago up to present day
  • Times Digital Archive - free access to 200 years of the digitised archives of The Times newspaper covering the dates 1785-2009
If you’re not already a member you can join now and start reading eMagazines and eNewspapers immediately

Page last updated: 12 February 2018