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PressReader, a digital newsstand of 7250+ newspapers and magazines

Pressreader Access Details


The Library has subscribed to PressReader, a digital newsstand of 7250+ newspapers and magazines that can be read in plain text, or in full-page, full-colour format. It includes local, regional and international publications, with a rolling backfile of up to 90 days.

Access details

Currently registered students and staff can access the collection directly via the Library, or by downloading the app for reading on a mobile device.

  • Via the Library website (laptop or workstation)
    • Using an internet browser, go to the Library home page
    • Scroll down to the section headed “E-Resources
    • Select “Databases”.
    • This will take you to the Library’s A-Z list of online databases
      • Select the “P” tab
      • Scroll down until you find the link for “PressReader”
    • You will not be required to log in if you are on campus.
    • Off campus users will be presented with a login screen and asked to enter their surname, staff/student number and PIN

  • Using the PressReader app (mobile phone, tablet or e-reader)

The Pressreader app is free and can be used on devices using Android or IOS

    • First, create a PressReader account
      • Go to the PressReader website
      • In the upper right corner of the page, click on Sign In
      • At the bottom of the popup window, click on New User? Sign up now
      • Complete the required fields, using your Wits email address, then click on

Create My Account

      • PressReader will send you an email asking you to confirm your email address
    • Next, download the PressReader app
      • Open the app on your device
      • Sign in with the PressReader account that you created (above)
      • Once authenticated, you will be given 30 days’ seamless access.

When this expires, you will need to sign in to the PressReader app again.

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