North Yorkshire libraries put the world’s news at your fingertips

This story was published 29 March 2018

The world’s largest online newspaper kiosk will be available from 1 April through North Yorkshire libraries.

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PressReader gives access to more than 7,000 daily newspaper and magazines from more than 100 countries in over 60 languages.

Any North Yorkshire library member can use the service to read newspapers and magazines in full-colour, full-page format, print articles, listen to audio narration or translate content from around the world into 17 languages. As well as UK daily newspapers including the Guardian, Telegraph and Express there are more than 600 UK magazines that can be read for free. All you need is your library card.

PressReader joins another newly launched digital library service, historical newspaper resource the British Newspaper Archive.

This gives access to 20 million searchable pages from more than 700 newspaper titles from UK and Ireland. The newspapers date from the early 18th century to the 1950s and cover every aspect of local, regional and national news. As well as news articles, readers can find obituaries, advertisements, letters, family notices and illustrations, making the archive of particular interest to local and family historians as well as anyone interested in looking into the past. This archive is only available for use in libraries.

County Councillor Greg White, executive member for library and community services, said: “North Yorkshire’s libraries are an excellent source of knowledge and information. It is great to see these additions to the already wide range of resources already available online. Print is not dead, but we live in a digital age and our library service is making sure it reflects the different ways people want to access information.”

Find further details of these and other online resources.