Newspapers and magazines

Medway Libraries' members have access to current and historical magazine collections from home using your Medway library card or in any Medway library.

eMagazines and eNewspapers


Use your library account to sign into PressReader. This will allow you to read online or download from an international collection of magazines and newspapers from more than 120 countries.

PressReader drops its user accounts every few weeks and you will need to sign in again.

Or you can access the PressReader collection online via the 'extras' option on the Libby App. You can also use your library account to access our collections of eBooks, magazines, audio books, comics and graphic novels.

Download the PressReader app.

Download the Libby app.


Use NewsBank to access more than 1,000 daily, weekly, national, regional and local newspapers from across the UK. These include:

Libby App

Magazines and graphic novels have now joined our eBook and audiobook collection on Libby.

To find magazines on the Libby App:

  1. press the magnifying glass symbol
  2. press the 3 vertical dots near the top of the screen
  3. select ‘format any’
  4. select ‘magazines’
  5. select ‘search’.

If you want a magazine on a particular subject your next step is to:

  1. select ‘refine’
  2. select ‘subject’
  3. scroll through the subjects to make your selection.

To find graphic novels in the Libby App:

  1. press the magnifying glass symbol
  2. press the 3 vertical dots near the top of the screen
  3. select ‘subjects all’
  4. scroll through the subjects and select comic and graphic books.

All you need is your Medway Libraries card to sign up for the service. 

Download the Libby app.

The John Johnson Collection

The thousands of items selected from the John Johnson Collection of printed ephemera, offer unique insights into the changing nature of everyday life in Britain in the 18th, 19th and early 20th centuries.

View the John Johnson Collection.

JSTOR 'Early Journal Content'

JSTOR has made nearly 500,000 articles from more than 200 journals freely available to the public. This 'Early Journal Content' includes journal content on JSTOR published prior to 1923 in the United States and prior to 1870 outside the United States.

View the JSTOR collection.

South Eastern Gazette

The South Eastern Gazette (1852 to 1912), formerly the Maidstone Gazette and a precursor of the Kent Messenger, was a major regional title for the south-east of England. From transport to technology, health and education, crime and politics, these pages contain stories that will fascinate anyone who has a link with Kent and particularly those researching family history.

This online resource is only available on computers in Medway Libraries and at Medway Archives Centre.

Members of the public will need to ask a member of staff for help to log in.