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Digital Library Services

Use the free digital library services to download eBooks, eAudiobooks, eMagazines and eNewspapers using a smartphone, tablet, Mac or PC.

eMagazines and eNewspapers

Access thousands of digital magazines and newspaper titles free from Leicestershire Libraries using Libby and PressReader.

  • Download titles to read offline using the Libby and PressReader apps, or read titles online using the Libby and PressReader websites.
  • Enhanced digital replicas of your favourite newspapers and magazines that look just like the printed version
  • Read past issues of magazine and newspaper titles

Libby provides access to thousands of eMagazine titles including Radio Times, New Scientist and HELLO! Magazine.

PressReader provides access to over 7000 UK and international eNewspaper and eMagazine titles and offers special features including audio narration and instant translation in up to 18 different languages for many articles.

How to use Libby eMagazines

RBdigital to Libby

Last year RBdigital was taken over by OverDrive. As a result of this takeover, our RBdigital service transferred to Overdrive’s award-winning Libby service on Wednesday 10 March 2021. Read our frequently asked questions about this change:

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The RBdigital app and website will still be available for a short time so you can finish anything you've borrowed. We recommend that you start using Libby for any new loans, find out how to get started with Libby below.

Libby eMagazines on a smartphone or tablet

You can borrow eMagazines at any time from any location using the free app.

Install the free Libby app for Apple (iPhone and iPad)
Install the free Libby app for Android 

  • Open the Libby app 
  • Follow the prompts to find your library by searching for ‘Leicestershire’
  • Select Leicestershire Libraries
  • Follow the prompts to enter your library card number and PIN   

Libby eMagazines on a PC or Mac

Browse, borrow and read eMagazine online in your web browser.

  • Visit libbyapp.com in your Chrome, Safari, Firefox, or Edge (Chromium) browser.
  • Follow the prompts to find your library by searching for ‘Leicestershire’
  • Select Leicestershire Libraries
  • Follow the prompts to enter your library card number and PIN

Leicestershire Libraries Libby website

How to use PressReader eNewspapers and eMagazines

PressReader on a smartphone or tablet

You can browse and download titles free of charge at any time from any location using the free app.

Once a title has been downloaded to the app it is available to read offline until it is deleted.

Install the free PressReader app for Apple (iPhone and iPad)
Install the free PressReader app for Android
Install the free PressReader app for Kindle Fire

  • Open the PressReader app and select 'sign in' from the main menu.
  • Select the library card icon from the 'sign in with' options; click the 'select Library' list, enter 'Leicestershire' in the search box and select 'Library – Leicestershire' from the results list. Enter your library card number and PIN and select 'sign in'.

You will stay signed into the app for 30 days after which time you will be prompted to sign in again using your library card number and PIN.

You can personalise your PressReader account to create collections and keep track of your favourite titles.

You can also access the PressReader app by visiting any Leicestershire Library and logging your device into the LCCPublic Wi-fi, where you will have automatic free access to the PressReader app to download titles to your device.

PressReader on a PC or Mac

  • Visit the PressReader website select 'Sign In' and click the ‘Library and Group’ button. Enter 'Leicestershire' as your library service and enter your library card number and PIN.
  • Once logged in you can personalise your account and read publications online for free in your web browser. Please note it is not possible to download titles from the PressReader website to read offline.

PressReader website

Help and support

Libby help page

PressReader help centre

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