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PressReader 2023

Available to purchase until

PressReader gives you unlimited access to thousands of magazines and newspapers from around the world so you can stay connected to the stories you love. Read newspaper stories and magazine articles before they’re available on news stands. Shift easily between the original page replica and a custom story layout optimised for mobile reading. Or, bring it all to life with listening mode, one-touch translation, and dynamic commenting.

Key Facts


  • Access to more than 7,000 of the world’s top newspapers and magazines
  • Access sooner than they’re available on shelves
  • No limits on downloads and back issues
  • Top newspapers and magazines from more than 120 countries
  • Download and save titles to read offline whenever, wherever
  • With the press of a button, translate foreign language content in up to 18 languages
  • Preferential tiered FTE-based pricing for sites subscribing through this Chest Agreement
  • Three-year agreement
  • Optional access to an extended rolling archive published from 2004

Important Dates

Agreement start: 1 January 2023.

Agreement end: 31 December 2025.


Zero rate VAT applies to Pressreader.

Commitment Period

This Agreement is of three years' duration but does offer an annual opt-out option for a small premium. See Terms and Conditions for more details.

Licence type

Site licence.

Eligible Institutions

Universities, colleges and other learning, educational and research bodies in the UK and the Republic of Ireland.

Other organisations aligned with Chest’s charitable objectives of supporting education, research bodies and the public sector may ask to participate in the Agreement. Chest will liaise with the Supplier about any such requests.

Background Information

This Agreement has come about following requests from the community.

Product Information

Supplier Details

Owner: PressReader International Ltd, a company registered in the Republic of Ireland (company number 592506), whose headquarters are at The Boat House, Bishop Street, Dublin 8, D08 H01F, Ireland.

Product Description

This Agreement is for PressReader’s Global Publications Package, being all publications listed on the Supplier’s website catalogue at www.pressreader.com/catalog

Subscribers get access to more than 7,000 of the world’s top newspapers and magazines from more than 120 countries, often before they’re available on shelves.

PressReader pay publishers fairly for all of that content, so you know your subscription helps support the production of quality journalism, both internationally and locally. 

There are no limits on downloads and back issues, allowing users to read titles offline whenever, wherever.

With the press of a button, users can translate foreign language content in up to 18 languages, allowing users to gain international perspectives on topics of interest.  Plus, they can share access across 5 of their devices.

PressReader’s Global Publications Package includes access to a one-year rolling archive.

An extended rolling archive published from 2004 is available for an additional 15% of the standard licence cost.



  1. Info Page 2.0
  2. Direct link to Accessibility Statement and VPAT
  3. Direct link to Accessibility Mode


Access and Identity Management Solution

OpenAthens Yes
IP Address range Yes
UK Access Management Federation Yes
Username / Password No

Technical Function Specification

Technical Function



Full text linking


Article/page sharing

Federated searching

Z39.50 protocol







RSS or Atom


Metadata standards

Dublin Core



Yes, MARC 21



Months embargo period


Digital preservation







Usage statistics






Web Content Accessibility Guidelines


Personalisation features


Service levels


The supplier confirms that throughout the term of the Agreement the products will comply with the standards indicated.


New content is added daily.  


All additions and new functionality will be incorporated at no additional charge.

Useful Resources

PressReader: A useful resource for UK Academic libraries

Click on the image below to see a fact sheet on why PressReader is a useful resource for UK academic libraries.

Introducing PressReader Self-Publishing

Click on the below image to learn more about this new feature that allows institutions to upload their own content to their PressReader pages.  There's also a one-minute video on the subject here.

PDF Slide Snip on Self-Publishing

PressReader Analytics

Click on the below image to watch a short video highlighting the excellent 'PressReader Analytics' function.

YouTube front screen for video guide

PressReader in 2021

Click on the below image to find out more about PressReader in 2021.

Presentation Front Cover

2020 'Libraries Year in Review'

Click on the below image to view PressReader's Libraries 2020 review.

Front page of presentation Image

Watch the recording of the 2020 'Introduction to PressReader' webinar here.

PressReader Accessibility:

Check out the latest content list here.

Service and Support


A free 30 day trial is available please contact Chest Help.

Login information


PressReader recommend that users also download the App, as the experience is optimised, and it allows users to download full titles for reading offline.

Technical Support

Online and email support will be provided by email to the nominated Admin Contact on the licence. 

  • Email: RyanB@pressreader.com cc jamesf@pressreader.com 
  • Phone: +632 869 5123 

Replies to queries will normally be answered within two working days.

PressReader also provide an online help facility, which can be accessed here.

Terms and Conditions

The Chest Order, together with the Licence Terms and Conditions, and any exceptions listed below, create a legally binding contract between your institution, organisation or company and the Licensor. Therefore please read the terms and conditions carefully and only submit a Chest Order if its terms and conditions are acceptable to your institution, organisation or company and you have the authority to make the financial commitment shown.

Licence Type

This Site licence is subject to the terms and conditions of PressReader’s Products and Services Agreement. Please read the "important legal notice" in the "Exceptions" section shown at the bottom of the page.

Payment Terms

On receipt of a completed Order, Institutions will be invoiced for the Agreement year in which the Licence is signed.

In subsequent years, Institutions will be invoiced three months in advance of the anniversary date of their Licence.  If an institution has chosen the 'Annual Opt Out' option, they must provide notice no later than 90 days prior to the anniversary date of their Licence.

Chest is an Enterprise of Jisc. All Purchase orders must be made out to Jisc Services Ltd, 4 Portwall Lane, Bristol, BS1 6NB to cover all charges.

All terms contained in a PO are expressly rejected and do not form part of the Licence or vary the Licence terms in any way.

Payments are due within thirty days of invoice date; recipients of late payments are entitled to interest in accordance with UK statutory provisions.

What are institutions and library services allowed to do?

Keep a local cached copy for Educational Purposes


Incorporation of parts of the Licensed Material


Deposit learning and teaching objects in repositories


Interlibrary loan


Who can use the resource?

ry provisions.


On site

Remote access







Walk-in users



Alumni members



What can authorised users do?

The resources can be used for Educational Purposes, defined as:

  • Education
  • Teaching
  • Distance learning
  • Private study
  • Academic research


  • See the Licence for any exclusions and restrictions
  • Downloading of large amounts of material by authorised users that might be considered ‘systematic’

Termination Clauses

There are no rights to retain access to any content post cancellation.

Upon signing up for a Licence, institutions are committed for the full term of the Licence unless the institution has chosen the 'Annual Opt Out' option. 

If the institution has chosen the 'Annual Opt Out' option, they must provide notice of their intention not to renew their Licence no later than 90 days prior to their Licence's anniversary date. Failure to do so will see them committed for a further year.

Personal Licences

Personal licences are not available under this Agreement.


Licensor and Licensee agree the following:

Each will comply with GDPR which means the General Data Protection Regulation (EU 2016/679) and any legislation or regulation which amends or replaces it.  Performance of this Licence Agreement requires each party to process contact details for the other party’s personnel.  Each party is the controller of the Personal Data (as defined by GDPR) relating to its own personnel and both are processors of Personal Data relating to the other party’s personnel.  Therefore, each party will:

  1. only use such Personal Data for the purposes of this Licence Agreement;
  2. take appropriate measures to ensure the security of the Personal Data that they process;
  3. ensure that its personnel who process Personal Data are subject to a duty of confidence;
  4. ensure that no third-party processes any Personal Data received from the other party except in accordance with GDPR requirements and with the consent of the other party;
  5. cooperate with the other party with their rights and obligations as data controllers, including assistance with: obligations in connection with subject access requests and other data subject rights under GDPR; controller’s responsibilities concerning the security of processing, data breaches and data protection impact assessments; and reporting, inspection and audit requirements;
  6. notify the other party:
    (a)   immediately if they believe any instructions or requirements of the other party would infringe GDPR;
    (b)   immediately they believe a GDPR breach has occurred or is likely to occur under this Licence Agreement;
    (c)   within twenty-four (24) hours of receiving any subject access request from the other party’s personnel relating to Personal Data under this Licence Agreement;
  7. only retain Personal Data after the end of this Licence Agreement if there is a statutory basis to do so or as specified in its own published privacy policy, provided such privacy policy complies with GDPR requirements.  Each party will also delete Personal Data upon request of the other party unless there is a statutory basis to retain it or some other lawful reason, independent of this Licence Agreement, allows the party to retain the Personal Data.

Exceptions to the Terms and Conditions

Important legal notice.

Please read carefully before submitting this Chest Order Form.

In consideration of the mutual promises and covenants contained in PressReader’s Products and Services Agreement which PressReader may update from time to time, you acknowledge and confirm that you have read the Products and Services Agreement and agree to be bound by it. You further acknowledge and confirm that the Terms and Conditions for the Standard Chest Licence for Online Resources do not apply to the Licensed Product. You represent that you have the authority to execute this Order Form and agree to the Products and Services Agreement on behalf of the organisation shown above.

The Chest Order Form together with PressReader’s Products and Services Agreement create a legally binding contract between your institution, organisation or company and the Licensor (PressReader). Therefore please read PressReader’s Products and Services Agreement carefully and only submit this Chest Order Form if its Terms and Conditions are acceptable to your institution, organisation or company and you have the authority to make the financial commitment shown above.

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