e-Newspapers and e-Magazines

The Northamptonshire Libraries e-newspaper and e-magazine service is provided through Pressreader and is available to both full and virtual members.

You can apply for a virtual library membership online or visit your local library to become a full member.​

  • ​Free instant same day access to thousands of newspapers and magazines worldwide, including UK national daily and weekend titles through Pressreader.
  • Read online anywhere 24/7 on computers, tablets and all other mobile devices.

Sign in through the app

  • download the Pressreader app 
  • select 'sign in'
  • choose the symbol (for library and group option), which is next to the symbols for Facebook, Twitter and Google Plus
  • search for Northamptonshire Libraries in the search box
  • enter your library card number (with a D before the number) and 4 digit PIN number
  • if you do not know or have forgotten your PIN please request a new PIN and it will be emailed to you

To keep free access, sign-out and sign in again every 30 days.

Sign in through a browser

To sign in go to Pressreader:

  • select 'sign in'
  • choose the symbol (for library and group option), which is next to the symbols for Facebook, Twitter and Google Plus
  • search for Northamptonshire Libraries in the search box
  • enter your library card number (with a D before the number) and 4 digit PIN number
  • if you do not know or have forgotten your PIN please request a new PIN and it will be emailed to you

To keep free access, sign out and sign in again every 30 days.

Times Digital Archive 1785 to 2013

The Times Digital Archive is an online, full-text facsimile of more than 200 years of the Times, one of the most highly regarded resources for eighteenth-, nineteenth-, and twentieth-century news coverage, with every page of every issue from 1785 to 2013.

British Newspaper Archive

Explore hundreds of national, regional and local titles dating from the 1700s to 1950s. Search hundreds of millions of articles by keyword, name, location, date or title, and watch your results appear in an instant.

The British Newspaper Archive can only be accessed in the library on People's Network computers due to licensing restrictions.

You will need to register (for free) with the British Newspaper Archive from a library computer before you can use the library subscription.

Access to Research provides free, walk-in access through the UK public library network to a wide range of academic articles and research.

Subjects include art, architecture, business, engineering, history, languages, politics, philosophy, mathematics and the sciences.

Due to licensing restrictions Access to Research can only be accessed in the library through Northamptonshire Libraries computer, internet and Wi-Fi access. Please note that not all articles listed on Access to Research can be viewed for free.

Please note that downloading or saving on to portable storage devices is not allowed.