Instructions for remote access of e-magazines

You can read the newspapers and magazines available through PressReader in a library as well as outside the library using your own device.


PressReader contains newspapers and magazines from around the world. You can read the publications either in your device’s browser or in the PressReader mobile app. To log in, you need your Helmet library card number and PIN code.

Using PressReader in a web browser

Open the PressReader website, click Sign in and then choose the Library or group option. Next choose from the Select libraries list Library – Helmet libraries (offsite) and type in your library card number and PIN code. Wait a moment until a PressReader HotSpot window opens.

You can browse the collection by tapping Select publication. Now you can browse the magazines according to country, language, category or publication type, or search by title. Access the magazine by tapping on its cover.

PressReader website

Using PressReader via mobile app

Download the PressReader app from the App Store or Play store. If you have previously downloaded it, make sure you have the latest, updated version.

Tap on Sign in, then tap Library or an icon resembling a library card. Choose from the Select libraries list Library – Helmet libraries (offsite) and enter your library card number and PIN codeWait a moment until a PressReader HotSpot window opens.

After this, you can browse the selection, read magazines and newspapers as well as download them for offline use. The HotSpot must be active during downloading. If the coffee cup symbol on the page is not green, activate the HotSpot in the app's settings.

You can also download newspapers/magazines in the libraries’ wireless network in Helsinki and Espoo. This way you do not need to sign in to the PressReader app – you just open the app and you are granted access automatically in the libraries’ wireless network.

Frequently asked questions about e-magazines

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