Looking for current newspaper articles
Check out America’s Newspapers – an online resource available from the State Library. America’s Newspapers is a subscription online database that includes over 80 newspapers published in New York State. Some of the newspapers available in this resource are the (Albany) Times Union, Buffalo News, (Massena) Daily Courier-Observer, (Norwich) Evening Sun, New York Post, Newsday, (Syracuse) Post-Standard, Queens Examiner, St. Lawrence Plaindealer (Canton) and Staten Island Advance
You can print, email or export articles found in America’s Newspapers. You can also set up email alerts for particular topics. Email alerts are automated searches that run on a regular basis and are automatically emailed to any email address that you specify. Many of the individual sources within America's Newspapers include material that was published online or appeared in print today. However, this does vary from source to source, because of the way that the publishers provide their data.
You can access these online newspapers 24/7 from work or home. As a New York State government employee, you have free and unlimited access to this and other online resources 24/7 with your NYSL Borrower's Card.
This is just one of the online newspaper databases available from the State Library. To access this database and other newspaper databases, go to: http://www.nysl.nysed.gov/gate/esubject.htm#Newspapers. Questions? Contact the Reference Desk at (518) 474-5355.
Talking Book and Braille Library
Do you or someone you know have a disability that makes reading print materials difficult? If the answer is yes, please investigate the Talking Book and Braille Library (TBBL) located at the New York State Library. The Talking Book and Braille Library lends free audio and braille books to eligible residents of the 55 counties of upstate New York. The TBBL book collection consists of over 65,000 titles, and is similar to what you would find in a large public library. The collection consists of popular fiction and nonfiction, as well as informational and recreational reading materials for all ages and tastes. For more information on eligibility and how to join, please go to:http://www.nysl.nysed.gov/tbbl/ or contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org (518) 474-5935 (Capital District) or (800) 342-3688 non-local or after-hours.