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Following the UK government’s decision to ask public venues to shut, we have decided to close all East Sussex County Council libraries from Monday 23 March until further notice.

All library loans will be extended until at least 30 June. We have waived overdue fees for items that were due to be returned after 9 March 2020 until further notice.

Our online library will operate as normal and we have increased the number of items available. Our eLibrary includes not just books but also audiobooks, magazines and reference material.

We look forward to welcoming customers back when the situation eases.

East Sussex library card holders can access eMagazines and newspapers for free. To start reading you will need to set up an account on PressReader.

Register for an account

  1. Go to PressReader.
  2. Close the PressReader HotSpot pop up.
  3. Click on Sign In in the upper right hand corner.
  4. Click on New User? Sign up now at the bottom of the new pop up.
  5. Enter your email address and choose a password.
  6. Enter your name.
  7. Please read the terms of use and privacy policy before continuing to click Create my account.

You can read our digital content on a smartphone or tablet, or if you prefer a computer online.

Reading on a smartphone or tablet

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If you would like to read magazines and newspapers on a smartphone or tablet, download the app.

When you open the app for the first time:

  1. Click the Sign in icon (at the bottom of the screen for smartphones and along the left hand side for tablets).
  2. Enter the email address you registered with.
  3. Enter your password.
  4. Click Sign in.

The ‘hot spot’ screen will appear. Close this down and start browsing for newspapers and magazines.

Read on your computer

Once you have registered on the website, you can start to browse and read content immediately.

Getting help

Find out more about using PressReader by watching the video below.

How to use PressReader

Still need help? Visit the PressReader help pages.