Digital newspapers

From May 2024 Pressreader will no longer be offered nationally to all public library members. Instead, library members will have access to Borrowbox's digital newspaper service

Newspapers and magazines are now available on BorrowBox

If you’re a fan of the online newspapers available through your library, we have some great news – they’re now available on BorrowBox!

This means that you can get eBooks, audiobooks, newspaper and magazines all in one place.

The Libby and PressReader apps are no longer available through the library but, don’t worry, BorrowBox has you covered instead.

If you’re already a BorrowBox user, you’ll see a new ePress section in the app, and that’s where you’ll find the newspapers.

If you’re not already using Borrowbox, it’s really easy to start and you’ll love it! Just download the app, log in with your library details and start to browse, borrow and read.

Irish Times Digital Archive

The Irish Times Digital Archive is a fully searchable reproduction of all editions of the Irish Times from 1859 onwards. This offers researchers, students and people with an interest in Irish history access to a valuable source of information.

Visit your local library to gain free access to the  Irish Times Archive 

Irish Newspaper Archives

Irish Newspaper Archives provides access to fully searchable reproductions of a wide number of Irish newspapers. Explore Ireland's Heritage by browsing through key dates in Irish history. Why not browse the Freeman's Journal at the time of Wolfe Tone's Rebellion or look through The Nation at the time of the Great Famine? Alternatively, explore selected years of the Westmeath Examiner,the Meath Chronicle, the Anglo-Celt or the Connaught Tribune, to mention a few of the local papers available.

All this can be explored for free from the comfort of your local Westmeath Library.