Newspapers back at local library

Published 12:00 am Sunday, November 21, 2010

NATCHEZ — Want up-to-the-minute news from the New York Times or the Wall Street Journal? Have you missed the Baton Rouge Advocate?

Now you can look no further than your local library — the Armstrong Library now has access to the full online editions of these three newspapers, as well as the USA Today. Limited online access is available to many other non-subscription newspapers, as well.

Access to the online editions of the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Baton Rouge Advocate and USA Today (USA Today is still available in print) is available via two large (touch-screen) computers located in the Dr. Clifford Tillman Memorial Reading Room at the Library.

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The two computers and subscriptions to the four newspapers are made available through grant funding. The computer screens are actually larger than a newspaper (above the fold) and look just like the print edition.

Budget constraints meant subscriptions to many magazines and newspapers had to be cancelled. Online access only to the New York Times or the Wall Street Journal has meant a savings of $804 this year.

This grant opportunity has lessened the effect of those cuts to our regular daily newspaper readers.

Grant funding for the Armstrong Library “Breaking News” is provided under the federal Library Services and Technology Act administered by the Mississippi Library Commission for the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Matching funds were provided by the Friends of the Armstrong Library.