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Halton Hills Public Library offering free access to news from around the world

Locals with a library card can read thousands of publications through PressReader
Reading the news (stock).

Halton Hills Public Library cardholders can now read thousands of newspapers from around the globe through PressReader.

Loads of paywalled publications can be accessed for free with your library card through the PressReader app on a smartphone or tablet.

PressReader has married the old with the new by presenting the news using digital re-creations of broadsheets. 

Readers can catch up on news in everything from the Cape Breton Post to the Vancouver Sun. Once finished with Canadian news, they can then access foreign publications like the Wall Street Journal from the US, the UK’s The Guardian and the Taipei Times from Taiwan, among many others. 

Publications are also available in several languages including French, Hindi and Japanese.

PressReader began its life as a deliverer of news in 1999 under the name NewspaperDirect. It rebranded as PressReader in 2014.  

Interested library members can find more information about the new service on Those who want to take advantage of PressReader but don’t have a library card apply online or in person at the Georgetown and Acton branches.