Answered On Last Updated: Sep 21, 2020

What is PressReader and how do I access it?

PressReader is the world’s largest all-you-can-read magazine and newspaper platform. It includes over 7,000 titles, from 120+ countries in 60+ languages. It is available as a website and as an app (see link below).

While on campus, you automatically have access to the website; if off campus, you can sign in by selecting Sign in via Open Athens, then Library or Group - University of Roehampton, and finally selecting Open Athens.

If you are accessing via IP (that is on campus), PressReader generates a 7 day "token", meaning you can continue accessing remotely for 7 days; after the 7 days, you would need to reconnect to the IP network to regain a 7 day access.

If you are accessing via OpenAthens (off campus), PressReader generates a 30 day "token", meaning you can continue issuing remotely for the full 30 days; after the 30 days, you would need to re-sign in with Open Athens to generate another 30 day "token".

Even if you access via Open Athens and later connect to the university network, the longer of the two "tokens" will stay in place. You can log in direct to your account without having to authenticate, as long as you have an active “token”.

You will see the teacup symbol when authenticated:

Teacup symbol in top left corner of PressReader

You will need to set up a PressReader account to access many of the additional and personalisation features. One benefit with registering an account is that the access will be passed onto any device that you later login with.