ePress – local and regional newspapers in Finnish and Swedish (only available in the library)
Through the ePress service, you can read Keskipohjanmaa, Helsingin Sanomat and dozens of other Finnish newspapers without logging in. The service is only available at the library, either on the library computers or by connecting your own device to the library wifi. Only a limited amount of users can access the server at the same time.
eMagz – Finnish magazines
The eMagz service contains 20 Finnish magazines. Read through a web browser at anders.emagz.fi.
You can access eMagz from home by logging in with your library card number and PIN code. Log in is also required at the library. Click the magazine of your choosing to open it. Only a limited amount of users can read the same magazine at the same time. If your magazine is currently at its limit, you can queue until it is available for reading.
PressReader – international newspapers and magazines
PressReader offers a large selection of international magazines and newspapers. Do you as an expat want to read your national newspaper or favourite magazine? It has never been easier! PressReader features thousands of titles to choose from, e.g. Hufvudstadsbladet, Svenska Dagbladet, Aftonbladet, The Independent, The Guardian, Vogue, Daily Mail, Forbes, Variety and OK!.
Works in browser or as a mobile app. You only need your library card number and PIN code to log in. PressReader is only available with library cards from Kokkola, Kannus and Toholampi.
Read in browser
Open the PressReader site, click Sign in and select the Library or group option. Then search for Kokkola, Kannus, Toholampi Libraries in the Select library menu. Log in using your library card number and PIN code.
Wait until a PressReader HotSpot window appears. You can start browsing publications by clicking Select publication. Browse by country, language, theme or type of publication in the sidebar menu. If you already have a title in mind, simply type it into the search bar at the top right of the screen. To see all available titles, click Publications at the centre top of the screen. Start reading by clicking the front page of the magazine or newspaper of your choice.
Download PressReader for free through the app store on your device. If you already have the app, check that it is the latest version.
Click Sign in in the bottom left corner. Select the option Libraries & Groups or the library card icon. Choose Kokkola, Kannus, Toholampi Libraries in the Select library menu. Log in with your library card number and PIN code. Wait until a PressReader HotSpot window appears.
You can now browse and read magazines and newspapers, as well as download publications to read without internet access. During the download you need to be connected to a HotSpot. If the coffee cup symbol is not green, change the settings to start HotSpotting.
You can also visit the libraries in Kokkola to download publications for later reading. By connecting to the Kokkola libraries WI-FI network, you do not need to log in to the app, it will automatically show all publications through the library HotSpot.
What to do if the app won’t let you log in with a library card:
Go to PressReader.com through your browser and log in with your library card number and PIN code. Go to your pages (i.e. click on your name) and select Manage account. Fill in your contact information by adding your email address and password. Start the app and log in using your email address and password.