About Press Display

Large digital newspaper and magazine library. Full-page replicas of current print editions, including editorial content, graphics and advertising. Can have up to ninety days worth of back issues.
Use at a library or enter your library card & password / PIN.

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Press Display is busiest between 7am and 9am and you may be turned away.
Please try again or use outside these hours.

Key features

Press Display gives you same-day access to more than 3,000 newspapers and over 800 magazines from around the world. Enjoy full-page replicas with their traditional format and layout, including complete editorial content, graphics and advertising.

  • Photos, crosswords, cartoons, advertising, job vacancies and death notices appear just as they do in print versions.
  • Individual pages and single stories can be printed or emailed.
  • Text-only option available.
  • Up to 90 days of back issues depending on the newspaper and magazine.
  • Newspapers and magazines are available in 60 languages and can be translated into 8.
  • PressReader mobile app (see below).

More information

Most New Zealand newspapers are available — including The Press, The Dominion Post and The New Zealand Herald, as well as many smaller, regional publications. There are also a variety of New Zealand magazines. International coverage includes over 200 Australian newspapers and magazines and major newspapers from most parts of the world.

Most titles available through Press Display have records that can be found through the library catalogue.

PressReader mobile app

PressReader appGet 10 newspapers or magazines a day from around New Zealand and the world on your phone or tablet.

Download the PressReader app for Apple or Android devices and read your favourite Press Display newspapers and magazines in a format designed for your phone or tablet.

How the PressReader app works

If you’re in range of Christchurch City Libraries’ free wi-fi network, you can download up to ten newspapers through the PressReader app daily, free of charge, and then read the newspapers offline wherever and whenever you choose.

If you’re not within one of our libraries, you can still use the PressReader app to download newspapers but you would need to pay Press Display for the subscription.

To download newspapers for free

Get the app

  1. Download the PressReader app from the Apple app store or Google Play store.
  2. The App comes with seven free newspaper downloads after which you would normally be expected to pay, but with the new library PressReader service you can download ten free newspapers daily while inside a library.
  3. Explore PressReader with your seven free downloads.

Download your ten free daily newspapers

  • Visit your local library.
  • Connect to the free wi-fi.
  • Open the PressReader app.
  • Download up to ten newspapers or magazines daily to read offline, anywhere you like.

Accessing Press Display from home

Free downloads with the PressReader app only work within the Christchurch City Libraries’ free wi-fi network but you can read them anywhere once you have downloaded.
You can also access Press Display anytime, anywhere using your web browser on your phone, tablet, computer or laptop.