Digital newspapers are moving to BorrowBox

Digital newspapers are now available from BorrowBox. They are no longer available through Libby (Press Reader).

To access digital newspapers on BorrowBox:

  1. install the app on your device or use the BorrowBox website
  2. login with your library membership number and PIN 

If you need a PIN reminder, visit the library account login page and select 'Forgot my PIN.' 

Existing users of BorrowBox

If you already use BorrowBox you will need to be connected to the internet to see digital newspapers for the first time. This will allow your device to ‘sync’ to enable the digital newspapers tab to appear.    

All titles can be accessed simultaneously by an unlimited number of library members, and previous editions will also be available.

Why have digital newspapers moved to BorrowBox?

As of 19 May, our contract with Press Reader (Libby) has ended and we have a new contract with BorrowBox.

Although the new collection is smaller it is more targeted. It includes more local and regional titles, including Exeter Express & Echo, Frome Standard, Plymouth Herald, Somerset Guardian, Wells Journal & Western Gazette, with many more to follow in the coming weeks and months.

New to digital? Visit Libraries West for a quick guide to getting started. 


NewsBank is a news database resource which provides archives of media publications as reference materials to libraries.

Access Newsbank

You can use Newsbank for free if you're a member of Dorset libraries. Enter your Dorset library card number prefaced by DORSET, for example, DORSET001234567A.

National titles

You can access these newspapers through Newsbank: 

  • Daily Mirror and Sunday Mirror
  • The Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph
  • Express and Express on Sunday
  • The Financial Times
  • The Guardian and Observer
  • The Independent and Independent on Sunday
  • The People
  • The Sun
  • The Sunday Times
  • The Times

 Local titles

You can access these local newspapers through Newsbank:

  • Bournemouth Daily Echo
  • Bridport and Lyme Regis News
  • Dorset Echo
  • Western Gazette Yeovil

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