Visit one of our libraries for printed newspapers or discover a world of news and stories. 

Online newspapers and magazines

You have instant access to hundreds of local, global and historical newspapers via our online collections.

Leader Community News: Digital Editions

Current and recent editions of newspapers based on suburbs across Melbourne – published by the Leader Group. Includes Boroondara's local edition, the Progress Leader.

To login: go to Leader Community News and find the newspaper for your suburb.

Newsbank Newspapers 

Current and archived articles from national and local papers such as The Age, Herald Sun, The Weekly Times, The Sydney Morning Herald, The Canberra Times, The Courier Mail, The Advertiser, Mercury, The Australian and local Leader titles. 

To login: go to Newsbank Newspapers and enter your membership number - the 14-digit barcode number (no spaces) from the back of your library card.

PK Magazine

A fun and interactive magazine for primary school children aged 8-12 years. PK publishes children's creative work whether that be writing, video, music, or art - in any shape or form.

To login: go to PK Magazine.

Press Reader

Read current issues of newspapers and magazines from all over the world in ‘true-to-print' format. Get instant access to more than 4000 newspapers and magazines from 100 countries in 60 languages.

To access via your PC/laptop:

  1. Go to Press Reader.
  2. Click sign-in, and select library and group.
  3. To select your library search for City of Boroondara Libraries
  4. Login using:
    • your membership number - the 14-digit barcode number (no spaces) from the back of your library card
    • your 6-digit PIN (your date of birth in DDMMYY format) or your password. If you've forgotten your password, you can reset your password.
  5. Click on the menu icon in the top left corner.
  6. Select publications.
  7. Choose a country (e.g. Australia) and then select the title you want to read.

To access via your phone/tablet:

  1. Download the PressReader app.
  2. Open the app and tap sign-in.
  3. Select the option to sign-in with your library card (hint: tap the yellow circle).
  4. To select your library search for City of Boroondara Libraries.
  5. Login using:
    • your membership number - the 14-digit barcode number (no spaces) from the back of your library card
    • your 6-digit PIN (your date of birth in DDMMYY format) or your password. If you've forgotten your password, you can reset your password.
  6. Tap on publications and then select countries.
  7. Choose a country (e.g. Australia) and then select the title you want to read.

RBDigital Magazines (formerly Zinio)

Access to more than 100 popular Australian and international digital magazines for you to read online or download to your mobile device.

To access via PC/laptop:

  1. Visit RBdigital Magazines.
  2. Create a new account using your membership number, the 14-digit barcode number (no spaces) from the back of your library card and your email address.
  3. Browse magazines, select a title, click checkout and then start reading.

To access via phone/tablet:

  1. Visit RBdigital Magazines.
  2. Create a new account using your membership number, the 14-digit barcode number (no spaces) from the back of your library card and your email address.
  3. Download the RBdigital app in the Apple App Store (iPhone/iPad users) or GooglePlay (Android users).
  4. Choose your country and log in with your RBdigital account details.
  5. Explore magazines, select a title, tap checkout and then download.

SpineOut Magazine

An interactive magazine for young adults aged 12-18 years to help them express themselves creatively through their words, art, film and music. SpineOut is written by them, for them

To login: go to SpineOut Magazine.

The Age

Digital copies of The Age newspaper. Contains every article, photograph, table, advertisement, classified and cartoon published in the print edition. Back-issues are available for up to 6 months.

To login: go to The Age while using a library PC or while connected to the library wi-fi on your laptop/mobile device.

The Australian Financial Review

Digital copies of The Australian Financial Review newspaper. Contains every article, photograph, table and advertisement published in the print edition. Back-issues are available for up to 3 years. 

To login: go to The Australian Financial Review while using a library PC or while connected to the library wi-fi on your laptop/mobile device.

The British Newspaper Archive

Millions of historical news reports, family notices, letters to the editor, obituaries and advertisements from newspapers published in the United Kingdom.

To login: go to The British Newspaper Archive while using a library PC or while connected to the library wi-fi on your laptop/mobile device. First time users will need to register for a free account.

The Sydney Morning Herald

Digital copies of The Sydney Morning Herald newspaper. Contains every article, photograph, table, advertisement, classified and cartoon published in the print edition. Back-issues are available for up to 6 months. 

To login: go to The Sydney Morning Herald while using a library PC or while connected to the library wi-fi on your laptop/mobile device.

Trove: Digitised Newspapers 

Historical newspaper pages from 1803 to 1957. More than 20 million pages are available from more than 1000 Australian newspapers including The Sydney Gazette and The Argus.

To login: go to Trove: Digitised Newspapers.

 

Printed newspapers and magazines

We provide a range of current newspapers and magazines at all branches.

National newspapers

  • The Age, The Australian, The Herald Sun, Financial Review: held for one week at all branches.
  • Trading Post: available at Trading Post online, any time.
  • The Guardian Weekly: held for 3 months at Ashburton. Current edition only at Balwyn, Camberwell and Kew.
  • The Saturday Paper: held for one month at Ashburton.

Regional/local newspapers

  • Sydney Morning Herald Sunday Weekend edition: held for one week at Camberwell and Kew
  • Progress Leader: held for one month at Ashburton and Balwyn. Current edition only at Camberwell, Hawthorn and Kew. Archived copies available on request or online.
  • Burwood Bulletin: current edition held at Ashburton, Balwyn and Camberwell. Archived copies available on request from Camberwell
  • The Weekly Times: held at Hawthorn for one week
  • Boroondara Bulletin: current editions only at each branch. Archived copies available on request.

Non-English newspapers

  • Sing Tao (Hong Kong): held for one week at Ashburton and Balwyn
  • Chinese Melbourne Daily: held for one week at Balwyn, Hawthorn and Kew
  • Il Globo: held at Hawthorn for one week
  • Neos Kosmos: held at Hawthorn for one week
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