Newspapers and magazines

Access newspapers and magazines online for free with your library membership



Enjoy the convenience of accessing all your favourite publications in one place, along with the opportunity to discover new content from around the world. Read newspapers and magazines online including today’s Guardian, Telegraph and Daily Mail, Vogue, Empire, Focus, Gardener’s World, Closer and thousands of others.
There are many ways of accessing this service, in the library with our Wi-Fi, on our library PC’s, on your smartphone with either your browser or the PressReader App, at home or in fact anywhere!

The Times Digital Archive gives access to over 200 years of The Times, covering all major international historical events from the French Revolution to the Falklands War. Search the full text of the entire newspaper, including articles, editorials, advertising, and images.


RBdigital. To access your magazine collection, please download the new RBdigital app for iOS or Android. Note: Your username ithand password will remain the same. 100 plus great magazines to view or download, including Total Film, Men’s Health, Apps Magazine, Hello, BBC Good Food and many more.

RBDigital is a service provided through funding from the London Borough of Islington (LBI) for the benefit of Islington citizens only.  In order to manage and administer your access to the RBDigital magazine resources, they will collect information about you and keep records of your borrowing history on their servers based in the United States.  LBI does not have access to this information.  Details of your account will be retained for the duration of your membership and for one year thereafter.  You are bound by the RBDigital terms and conditions of service. You can read their privacy policies on their website.

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