City of Long Beach
Public Information Office
411 W. Ocean Blvd,
Long Beach, CA 90802
Long Beach, CA – Throughout December, the Long Beach Public Library (LBPL) is featuring PressReader as its digital resource spotlight of the month. PressReader provides unlimited access to more than 7,000 of the world’s top newspapers and magazines, from 120 countries and in 60 languages for on-the-go reading.
“Providing access to incredible resources like this is yet another way our libraries are working to serve our diverse community,” said Mayor Robert Garcia.
PressReader is available to LBPL card holders through support from the Southern California Library Cooperative.
Patrons can browse a variety of fascinating subjects in addition to magazine and newspaper favorites like The Guardian, The Los Angeles Times, Newsweek, La Razón, L'Équipe and Der Tagesspiegel. Users can read in the app or browser or download to read later. Downloaded issues and articles never expire; they are yours to keep. PressReader also has a listening mode and one-touch translation into 18 different languages.
“We are pleased to be able to offer this diverse and accessible resource to our patrons and greatly appreciate the support from the Southern California Library Cooperative to make it available,” said Library Director Glenda Williams.
PressReader can be found in the LBPL’s Digital Library at longbeach.gov/library/digital-library and the app is available for download on the PressReader website. Try it out today and experience a world of reading.
About the City of Long Beach
Home to approximately 470,000 people, the multiple award-winning and innovative City of Long Beach offers all the world-class amenities of a large metropolitan city while maintaining a strong sense of individual and diverse neighborhoods nestled together along the California coast. As a full-service charter city, Long Beach is home to the Queen Mary, Aquarium of the Pacific, several museums and theaters, a highly-rated school district, Long Beach Airport, the Port of Long Beach, as well as many award-winning City departments such as Health, Parks, Recreation and Marine, Development Services and more. The City also has a highly-respected university and city college, two historic ranchos, five hospitals, five golf courses, 171 parks, miles of beaches, marinas, bike paths, and a Bike Share program.
About Long Beach Public Library
Long Beach Public Library, founded in 1896, serves a diverse urban city of close to half a million people. The Long Beach Public Library system includes Billie Jean King Main Library and eleven neighborhood libraries and a vibrant online presence. In summer of 2017, the Long Beach Public Library was awarded the National Medal for Library and Museum Services in recognition of successful community-collaborations, innovative STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) and literacy-focused programs to the residents of Long Beach. With an emphasis on providing free and equal access to information and support for learning for a lifetime, the Library offers books, media, databases, Internet access, Family Learning Centers, makerspaces, and a variety of events ranging from story times to educational and cultural programs.