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PressReader App is Now Available for Libraries

Magazine content distribution company NewspaperDirect (ND) announced Wednesday that its newspaper and magazine app PressReader is now available for all of its library customers.

PressReader is the companion application for the online newspaper and magazine kiosk, Library PressDisplay (LPD) — a stand-alone web-based portal designed specifically to meet the needs of educational, public and corporate libraries, and a standard in over 7,000 libraries worldwide.

PressReader brings over 2,000 full-digital replicas of current-edition newspapers and magazines from 100 countries in 56 languages to students, teachers, researchers and other library cardholders on their personal tablets, smartphones and eReaders.

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Patrons at participating libraries can now download PressReader for free on their iOS, Android, Windows 8, BlackBerry Playbook or BlackBerry 10 devices anywhere they have an internet connection.

Every time they enter their library, they can immediately download, from a selection of hundreds, the publications they want to read, cover to cover, just as they were written in print, often before they hit the newsstands.

“By providing the full content of thousands of newspapers and magazines on virtually any mobile device, and not just abbreviated web versions, PressReader is truly a unique product and a must-have for any library,” said Alex Kroogman , CEO of NewspaperDirect.

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