eMagazines and eNewspapers


You can read a wide range of free eMagazines including New Scientist, Diva, Gardeners’ World, Marie Claire and The Economist using the free ‘RBDigital for libraries’ service.

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To download and read eMagazines on your smartphone or tablet, use the free RB digital app:

You can register through the app on your mobile device.

  • tap the “Register now” link on the app’s main page 
  • choose your country
  • choose Southwark Libraries
  • enter the requested library card details and create a memorable username and password

For additional help, download the RBdigital user guide or watch the video guide

Press Reader

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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Download and read eMagazines and eNewspapers on your smartphone or tablet by downloading the free Pressreader app:

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.

For help using the app or website please refer to the webpage userguide (pdf, 367kb) or app userguide (pdf, 603kb).

Times Digital Archive

You can search or browse through over 200 years of the digitised archives of The Times newspaper, covering the dates 1785 to 2012. The archive is a full-text facsimile which provides access to everything in the paper from articles to adverts, birth and death notices to crossword puzzles.

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If you’re not already a member you can join now and start reading eMagazines and eNewspapers immediately

Page last updated: 03 February 2020