Christmas crafts, horse-riding, stock prices, cricket scores and more!

Why not make sure your library has plenty of magazines and newspapers to go around over the coming holiday period? Have a look at the range from PressReader the eresource available for free via the State Library of Queensland (SLQ).

Above: PressReader delivers current issue of magazines and newspapers to readers


PressReader connects readers to the world’s newspapers and magazines with over 7,0000 publications from 120 countries and 60 languages. You can get full issues of thousands of recent top newspapers and magazines just as they appear in print.

Queensland residents can join SLQ to access PressReader from home. Find free access to PressReader via the State Library homepage, simply type in PressReader in the OneSearch catalogue.

Huge magazine range

There are more than 3,500 full text Australian and international magazines to view online. Many magazines are in English but there are some titles in other languages.

For the craft lovers in your library there are plenty of Christmas ideas from magazines such as Cardmaker with 58 projects for the holidays; Simply Sewing with quick stitch Christmas décor and festive cheer ideas; or Cross Stitch Gold with 600 hours of Christmas projects! Find great recipes for the festive season from; Donna Hay Magazine – the Christmas Issue; Cuisine; Super Food Ideas; and Delicious.

Above: Taste December 2017 issue and Donna Hay Magazine December 2017 issue

Above: December 2017 issue and Donna Hay Magazine December 2017 issue











Horse lovers will be delighted with the titles available including Practical Horseman; Horse & Rider; Your Horse; Horse & Hound; Dressage Today; and Equus.

There are business and current affairs journals from home and around the world including Money Magazine Australia; Forbes Magazine; Newsweek International; Shares; Bhutan Times; The Financial Mirror (Cyprus) and more.

Sports readers can get news from Golf Digest; Triathlon Magazine Canada; Racing Ahead; Shooting Times and Country; Yachting; Sailing World; Saltwater Sportsman; NZ Rugby World; and Black Belt to name a few.

There are even more subjects available including gaming, pets, computing, automotive, art and fashion and design; health, history, parenting and travel; as well as titles for business and leisure.

Newspaper titles

PressReader has more than 3,000 Australian and international newspaper titles including:

  • Regional papers such as The Gympie Times, Daily Mercury; The Dalby Herald; The Sunshine Coast Daily, Caboolture News; The Gatton Star; Central Queensland News as well as papers from other states.
  • International papers such as Christchurch Mail; Fiji Sun, The Philippine Star; Washington Post, Le Monde; China Daily; and Le Figaro.

    Above: A range of recent regional Queensland newspapers is available to read via PressReader

Papers by the Murdoch Press including The Melbourne Age and The Sydney Morning Herald are no longer available from PressReader.

Readers can search by country or narrow their search to region for the newspaper they want. Alternatively, there is a search function to find all the papers that contain your keywords.

There are a number of menus and tools to find and customise your views. There is an option to set up an alert for when the next issue of your favourite magazine or newspaper is available.

Download the PressReader app for reading offline and to automatically download the latest editions of your chosen newspapers and magazines as soon as they become available to read on your device.

Why not expand your library magazine and newspaper collection and let your library members know about PressReader and the many titles and subjects available.

About the author: Karen Hind is Librarian, Public Library Partnerships, State Library of Queensland.