This was posted 7 years 9 months 13 days ago, and might be an out-dated deal.

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FREE Access to >2500 Australian+Overseas Newspapers & Magazines via Public Library PressDisplay


as per but now includes magazines :)

87 magazines and 13 newspapers added for April join the 50+ magazines from Future Publishing last month which included T3, Mollie Makes, Cycling Plus, Procycling, Your Family Tree, Total Film, Photography Week, Fast Car and Xbox: The Official Magazine.

Unfortunately, this free access is still unavailable via the PressDisplay/PressReader app outside libraries, unlike Zinio with its iOS and Android apps :(

Also, Library Edition remains required for The Age or Sydney Morning Herald as Fairfax geo-blocks access to them via PressDisplay.

Melbourne Library Service

Membership -
PressDisplay -
Library Edition (AGE only) -
Zinio -
eLibrary -
eResources -

State Library of Victoria

Membership -
PressDisplay -
Library Edition (AGE+SMH) -
The West Australian -
eResources -

Australian PressDisplay titles:

3D World
Acres Australia
Alpine Observer
Australian & New Zealand Timberman
Australian Alpine News
Australian Farmers & Dealers Journal
Australian Forests and Timber
Australian Natural Bodz
Benalla Ensign
Business Traveller (Asia Pacific)
Campaspe News
Canterbury Bankstown Express
Central Coast Express Advocate Gosford
Central Coast Express Advocate Wyong
Central Sydney Magazine
Classic Ford
Classics Monthly
Comic Heroes
Computer Arts
Computer Arts Collection
Computer Music
Computer Music Special
Cross Stitch Collection
Cross Stitcher
Cycling Plus
Deniliquin Pastoral Times
Digital Camera World
DNA Magazine
Euroa Gazette
Fairfield Advance
Fast Bikes
Fast Car
Fast Ford
Future Music
Games Master
Geelong Advertiser
Guitar Techniques
Herald Sun
Hills Shire Times
Hornsby Advocate
ImagineFX: Sci-fi & Fantasy Art magazine
Inner West Courier - Inner City Edition
Inner West Courier - Inner West Edition
Inside Golf
International New York Times
International New York Times Asia
Kyabram Free Press
Linux Format
Liverpool Leader
Love Patchwork & Quilting
Mac Format
Macarthur Chronicle (Camden Edition)
Macarthur Chronicle (Campbelltown)
Macarthur Chronicle (Wollondilly Edition)
Manly Daily
Mansfield Courier
McIvor Times
Mercury (Hobart)
Mini Magazine
Mollie Makes
Mosman Daily
Mountain Biking UK
Mt Buller News
Mt Druitt - St Mary's Standard (East)
Mt Hotham Falls Creek
Myrtleford Times
net magazine: the voice of web design
North East & Goulburn Murray Farmer
North East Tourist News
North Shore Times
Northern District Times
Northern Services Courier
NT News
Ovens & Murray Advertiser
Papercraft Inspirations
Parramatta Advertiser
PC Format
Penrith Press
Photo Plus
PlayStation Official Magazine (UK)
Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette
Renegade Collective
Rouse Hill Times
Russia Beyond the Headlines - AGE
Science Uncovered
Seymour Telegraph
SFX Special Editions: The Best In Sci-Fi, Fantasy And Horror
SFX: The Sci-Fi and Fantasy Magazine
Shepparton News
Simply Crochet
Simply Knitting
Southern Courier
Southern Riverina news
Sunday Herald Sun
Sunday Mail
Sunday Tasmanian
Sunday Territorian
Tablelands Advertiser
Tasmanian Country
The Advertiser
The Age
The Australian
The Australian Jewish News - Bar Mitzvah Magazine
The Australian Jewish News Melbourne edition
The Australian Jewish News Sydney edition
The Bulletin
The Cairns Post
The Cobram Courier
The Courier-Mail
The Daily Telegraph (Sydney)
The Free Press (Corowa)
The Gazette (Derwent Valley)
The Gold Coast Bulletin
The Knitter
The Plains Producer
The Riverine Herald
The Simple Things
The Sportsman Midweek
The Sportsman Special Issue
The Sportsman Weekend
The Sun-Herald
The Sunday Age
The Sunday Mail (Queensland)
The Sunday Telegraph (Sydney)
The Sydney Morning Herald
The Tatura Guardian
The Weekend Australian
The Weekend Post
Total Film
Total Guitar
Total Vauxhall
Townsville Bulletin
Triathlon Plus
Urban Cyclist
Wangaratta Chronicle
Weekend Daily Planet
Weekend Gold Coast Bulletin
Wentworth Courier
What Mountain Bike
Windows 7 Help & Advice
XBox: The Official Magazine
Yarrawonga Chronicle
Your Family Tree

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  • +2

    I have used this everyday since it was first posted. Bloody brilliant it is.

    I just type in any random 8 digit number except 12345678 as the card number.

    • +5

      Yes, because my Library card number is 12345678

      • +3

        thats the combination on my luggage!

    • Deleted - too dumb!

  • So, is that go to the deal link, then add the real email address? Then just add 8 digit number?

  • +1

    thanks OP worked for me with # 45665321

    • +3

      Amazing! That's the combination on my luggage!

      • +1

        Better change that!

        • +1

          yeah the leopard print is so 1982.

  • +1

    By the way, it is not possible to see anything other than the first page of the SMH, even with State Library membership. It seems SMH stopped access this year for library members if you are trying to access from Australia. I tried using Hulu, as some Ozbargainers suggested, and while it did work, it slowed down the computer so much I had to delete it.

    • Using Hulu to access the SMH?

      • +1

        I think he means Hola?

        • Haha … ok … got it :-) Was really confused for a moment …

    • Not true, I can view the SMH with my state library of Victoria membership

    • By the way, it is not possible to see anything other than the first page of the SMH, even with State Library membership.

      Library Edition remains required for The Age and Sydney Morning Herald as Fairfax geo-blocks access to them via PressDisplay.

  • Also, thanks OP worked for me too.

  • how to use full screen mode to read newspapers?

  • Nice work op!
    However am I the only one who can't move page to page. I.e. I get in load up a paper then have to tap on it (on an iPad) to expand it, then minimise the page again, move to next page then maximise that and so on?
    Kind of annoying :-/

    • I thought it doesn't work correctly on mobile devices.

      • Dammit i wish it would work proparly on a tablet… such a good site with free access :)

        • It works just fine on iPhone & iPad. It's clunky, yes, and glitchy, but it still works.

        • yeah it works but you can't just slide and go to the next page on full screen view (ie. you tap to bring the page up in full screen, then make it go back to small view, then tap next page to get full screen etc)… kinda annoying :/ unless i'm doing something wrong?

        • I totally agree. But it still works, which is why I posted what I wrote above.

  • Our system has determined that the computer network you are using is located in or routed through Australia.

    As per publisher request The Age is not available for viewing in your area.

    We invite you to contact the publisher of The Age and insist that The Age be made available for viewing on this service.

  • +1

    The SMH seems to work fine with just a regular library membership.
    Maybe Fairfax decided that one copy of The SMAge on PressDisplay was enough?

  • Re: State library of Victoria membership
    I am in NSW,can I get membership ?
    Does the SMH also include Sun Herald?

  • Thanks, tonester

  • Full page view? A little clunky but free….

  • +1

    Can I suggest that Australian residents apply for a National Library of Australia card at:

    Pressdisplay seems to work as described above. As do the region blocks unfortunately (or who cares, just bypass the paywalls on the newspaper sites).

    Homesick migrants can check if familiar papers are available e.g. The Star (Malaysia) or The Straits Times (Singapore, usually has a paywall), Washington Post etc. The international selection is amazing.

  • +1

    I used Google Chrome in "incognito" mode. installed Hola and AdBlock Plus as addon. It worked for me! There are no restriction, whatsoever. I can read everything,absolutely everything. Hope this helps.

  • This is great - is there a setting so you can read the newspapers in HD and not zoom in on each page to read it tho i have a decent widescreen monitor and still have to zoom in to read any artice. Zinio you can read pages as they display easily.

  • Does this include the magazine called 'APC'? I can't find it…

    Someone please PM me!

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