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Digital Magazines

Free Downloads from Your Library

Download Free Magazines

Read your favorite magazines on your computer or device, for free!

We have two services that offer digital magazines: OverDrive and PressReader.

What do you need?

You’ll need:

  • Your LA County Library card
  • Your PIN
  • A computer or device with internet access*

*Data rates may apply when downloading to a smartphone or device

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PressReader

Enjoy free, unlimited access to thousands of newspapers and magazines!

Get access to searchable content, print out articles, export to an eReader, change the language, build a collection, and receive notifications when the next issue becomes available.

How does it work?

If you’re on iOS or Android, download the PressReader app. If you’re on a computer, visit the PressReader website.

Once on PressReader, click on the sign in button in the top right of the screen.

Click the “Library or Group” button to sign in as a library user.

You will be asked to select a library. Search for “LA County Library.”

Enter your library card and PIN and click “Sign In.”

Sign up for a free account on PressReader to access more features including saving topics, sharing, commenting, and adding favorite titles.

More information can be found on the PressReader help page.

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Read full digital copies of your favorite magazines on a computer, tablet, smartphone, or mobile device with OverDrive (formerly RBdigital) and the Libby app. You can checkout magazines for 7, 14, or 21 days, with the option to renew if you need more time. Titles are always available, there are no hold lists, and magazines do not count towards your 15 OverDrive checkouts.

How does it work?

Browse the magazine collection on OverDrive’s website, login with your library card and PIN number, and check out as many magazines as you wish!

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Click the cover of the magazine you are interested in.

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Click the borrow button to check out the magazine for 7, 14, or 21 days.

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Use the “Select Another Issue” button to checkout a past issue of the magazine.

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Start reading your magazine in the browser, or get the Libby app for iOS or Android to read on your device. Data rates may apply – we suggest using Wi-Fi when downloading magazines.

Need help? Visit the OverDrive Help page.

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