Library offers new digital publication service

NANAIMO – Vancouver Island Regional Library now offers PressReader, a digital newspaper and magazine service.

  • Apr. 30, 2014 6:00 a.m.

Library patrons have one more way to scroll through a magazine with access to a new digital service.

The Vancouver Island Regional Library now offers PressReader, a digital newspaper and magazine service that allows people to tap into more than 2,500 local, regional and international titles on their tablets, smartphones and laptops.

The service has a selection of digital publications from more than 100 countries in 60 languages, including popular reads like the  National Post, The Guardian and Aujourd’hui en France.

“PressReader is a great solution for libraries like Vancouver Island Regional Library that are looking to extend their global catalogue,” said Igor Smirnoff, chief commercial officer for PressReader. “PressReader’s convenient, eco-friendly delivery format and advanced technology makes reading a more engaging experience.”

Library goers can access the service by connecting to the building’s Wi-Fi and visiting PressReader.com, Library.PressDisplay.com or by downloading the free PressReader app to their device. There is unlimited access and the ability to download titles  to read later.

To learn more about the PressReader service, please speak with a library staff member at Vancouver Island Regional Library.