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News and magazines

Instant access to thousands of newspapers and magazines, download for free with your library card.


PressReader delivers over 2500 newspapers and magazines from over 100 countries in 60 languages.

The link below will automatically ask for your library card and PIN:

Go to PressReader

An alternative way to access the PressReader website is to create a personal account:

  1. Go to
  2. Click the Sign In link (top right) and select Library or Group
  3. Search "nelson" and select Nelson Public Libraries
  4. Enter your library card number and PIN
  5. You will get a prompt to create a personal account

Please note that printing is now only available on personal accounts.

PressReader app

PressReader appThe PressReader app is a great way to view newspapers and magazines on your mobile device and tablet. Free access is available through our Wi-Fi and many other hotspots around the world.

For access outside the library, sign in with your library card and PIN.

Important update: Starting on November 1st 2019, Stuff content will no longer be available to people using PressReader at home. More info


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Download and read magazines on your mobile device or computer with Libby. Over 3,000 titles, no checkout limits, and it's free!

Important update: RBdigital has moved their magazines over to OverDrive. This means to access new magazines you'll need to use the Libby app.

Go to OverDrive Magazines

Libby app

OverDrive has an app called Libby, and it's the easiest way to get started with ebooks, audiobooks and now Libby offers over 3,000 magazines! 


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