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Newspapers Newspaper

Herald News Collection

Explore Joliet area history through local news, events and people with the Herald News Collection. Search current and archived issues with full-color newspaper pages, full-text articles and content only published online.


New York Times

In-Library access | Unlimited access to News, Cooking, and Wirecutter while onsite at the Library. 

  • Visit the New York Times website.
  • Log into or create a free account.

Remote access | For offsite access to News, Games, Cooking, Wirecutter, and The Athletic:

  • Log into your Library Account.
  • Go to My Account, then My Record.
  • Click the link that says New York Times access code.
  • Click Redeem and log into or create a free New York Times account to redeem a 24-hour access code.



Get access to more than 7,000 of the world’s top newspapers and magazines as soon as they’re available on shelves.

You can also use the PressReader app.

  1. Click Sign In.
  2. Click Libraries & Groups.
  3. Search for and choose Plainfield Area Public Library.
  4. Provide library card # and PIN.
  5. Create an account with your email and a password so you can favorite articles and publications across devices.

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