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Louth Libraries offer free paper access with PressReader link-up

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The Press Reader app.
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This article originally appeared on ThisIsArdee.ie

Members of Louth County Libraries will now be able to access free digital versions of newspapers and magazines from all over the world, thanks to a new link-up with with digital newspaper distributor PressReader.

Now, library members will be able to read their favourite local or national newspaper free of charge – on PC, tablet or mobile – anytime and anywhere. Whether library members want to read local titles such as The Argus, Drogheda Independent or Mid-Louth Independent or national titles such as The Irish Times, Irish Independent or The Irish Examiner, they are all available via PressReader’s unrivalled online portal of titles.

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In total, PressReader offers access to 3,547 newspapers and 3,773 magazines to browse – including the option to download for offline reading, meaning you can take your newspaper or magazine with you wherever you go.

As well as Irish titles, PressReader is also home to British newspaper titles such as The Guardian, The Observer, The Daily Telegraph, Daily Star, Daily Express, The Independent and The iPaper – and local titles from around the country. American titles include the New York Post, The Washington Post, Los Angeles Times and USA Today.

There are newspapers and magazines from 153 countries worldwide on PressReader’s website and mobile application.

Among the magazines now available free of charge to Louth County Library members – on all digital devices – are Hot Press, Total Film, Top Gear, Good Food, Men’s Health, Esquire, Q Magazine, Heat, Grazia, World Soccer, Match of the Day Magazine, NME and Forbes.

‘This new free service will ensure that people across Louth, their family and friends can keep up to date with the local, national and international news,” Louth County Council Chief Executive Joan Martin said. “It is a real positive considering how mobile people are now and great for the Irish diaspora to easily keep in touch with local news.

“Likewise our migrant communities can now keep in touch with the news from home,” she added. “I urge every resident of Louth and environs to take a few minutes to go online and register or renew their library membership, to avail of all that is on offer for every age group.”

All you need to use this service is your library card number and those interested are reminded that there is no charge to become a library member.  You can join or renew your library membership in a few easy steps online by clicking here or by calling into Ardee Library, or your local branch.

The PressReader service went live on Louth County Council’s website on Thursday December 21st. To access PressReader or any of Louth County Libraries numerous online resources simply visit www.louthcoco.ie/en/Services/Library/.

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