Reading SPH Local eNewspapers
If you wish to read local newspapers such as The Straits Times, there are two ways of doing so. The first method is to install the NLB Mobile app and sign in with a myLibrary ID. Next, tap on the SPH icon. Choose the eNewspaper you would like to read. Alternatively, while you are at the libraries, sign in to Wireless@SGx, then access the PressReader app. The difference between the two methods is that in the first method, you will read the digitised newspaper in your browser. In the second method, you can download the newspaper into the PressReader app to read offline.
If you have questions about SPH Local eNewspapers (e.g. how to zoom in), check out our FAQ page.
Reading International eNewspapers and eMagazines
NLB Mobile lets you read over 7,000 current eNewspapers and eMagazines from local and international publishers.
First, install the NLB Mobile app and sign in with a myLibrary ID. Next, tap on the ‘eMagazines & eNewspapers’ icon. Because this is a service we subscribe from PressReader, an international digital newsstand, you will be prompted to download the PressReader app if you do not have it. When you launch the PressReader app through NLB Mobile, you can get complimentary access (this is called ‘sponsored access’ in PressReader) to these local and international publications. Do note that this sponsored access is for one hour only. Don’t worry, when the hour is up, you can launch NLB Mobile and tap on the ‘eMagazines & eNewspapers’ icon to get sponsored access again.
We also have some eMagazine titles not found in PressReader, e.g. The Economist (Asia Edition). You can borrow this title directly from the Libby website or app.
Find out more about how to access eNewspapers and eMagazines.