Your Library Card Is An All-Access Pass to Free News Online!


If you consume news online, you’ve no doubt encountered this frustrating scenario: you’re scrolling through your news feed when a headline catches your attention. You click the link, the webpage begins to load, and then, before your eyes reach the first word of the article, a pop-up window appears with an invitation to pay up or miss out. “You’ve reached your article limit for this month,” it informs you. “Subscribe now for unlimited access.”

This is where your LVCCLD library card comes to the rescue! Your library card offers you free unlimited access to thousands of publications online, including The New York Times, The Washington Post, and the Los Angeles Times. No subscription necessary. You can find a simplified list of eResources you’ll use to access these titles by clicking here, or by selecting eResources from the blue drop-down menu, then click on Magazines & Newspapers.

Not only is our website an easy way to obtain your favorite news sources, think of the money you’ll save! So let’s say you’re a fan of The New York Times. Their website allows you to view a very limited number of articles per month. A basic digital subscription to The New York Times costs $16 a month, or $192 a year, but now you can put that money in your summer travel fund by signing in first through LVCCLD.org — from inside or outside of our libraries. Creating a nytimes.com account with your library card account enables you total access to news stories, multimedia content, and more (everything but the crossword puzzle).

If you’re old school and prefer to flip through the pages of an actual newspaper, we’ve got you covered there, too. From our Magazines & Newspapers eResources page on the website, scroll down to PressReader and click your way through the digital “pages” of more than 2,000 newspapers from 100 countries in 60 languages. Simply search for your title in PressReader’s search bar, and you can easily find the
latest news from the Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, Las Vegas Review-Journal, and more. 

Speaking of the Las Vegas Review-Journal, your library card offers you access to search our local paper’s archives dating back to 1929. You can also dig into archives from The New York Times and other newspapers online using your library card, and databases such as ProQuest, NewsBank, News Vault, and more.

That’s some incredible free access, right? And it’s just scratching the surface of newspaper titles available online using your LVCCLD library card. We encourage you to explore further on LVCCLD.org. Whether you want to read the latest international headlines, or dive into the archives for your own genealogical research, consider our website news access the next best thing to time travel.

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