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Online News Examples

You can read a wide variety of local, national, and global newspapers on your computer or mobile device free with your IndyPL Library card.

Need help? Ask a Library staff member at any of our locations or call, text or email Ask-a-Librarian. The Tinker Station helpline at (317) 275-4500 is also available. It is staffed by device experts who can answer questions about how to read, watch, and listen on a PC, tablet or phone.

National & International

The New York Times

The Library offers several different subscriptions to the New York Times. If you want to browse the current news, use the New York Times Digital edition.

Your library card gives you free 24-hour access to the digital edition of the New York Times. You must first create a New York Times account if you don’t already have one.

  1. Visit The New York Times Digital Edition or Cooking or Crossword & Games.
  2. Enter your library card barcode number and click "Get Code."
  3. Click “Redeem” to submit your randomly generated access code.
  4. Since you need to have a New York Times online account to use the code, the next step prompts you to create an account, which is free, or to log in to your existing account.
  5. You now have access to the New York Times for 24 hours. After the 24 hours are up, you may redeem another code for 24-hour access. Enjoy!

If you are interested in finding a specific article or researching a specific topic in the New York Times, we recommend searching their full-text databases that you can also access with your IndyPL library card.

New York Times (1915-Present) Full-text articles from 2015-Present

New York Times with Index Historical Newspaper (1851-2015) Historical local, regional, national, and international news with full-text, full page, and article level images from the New York Times.

The Washington Post

Washington Post (1996-Present) Full-text articles from 1996-Present

Washington Post Online Full-text articles from 2019-Present

The Wall Street Journal

Wall Street Journal Historical Newspaper (1889-2004) Full-text coverage of the politics, society, and events of the day.

Wall Street Journal (1982-Present)
Full-text coverage of the politics, society, and events of the time. Eastern edition

Wall Street Journal Online (2010-Present) Full-text coverage of the politics, society, and events of the day.

Online New Portals

ProQuest Global Newstream Current newspapers, journals, television and radio transcripts, blogs, and podcasts. Includes Barron's, Indianapolis Star, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Washington Post.

Newspaper Source Plus Full text selections from over 180 regional U.S. newspapers, international newspapers, newswires, newspaper columns, and other sources. Updated daily.

Global Newspapers

ProQuest Global Newstream Current newspapers, journals, television and radio transcripts, blogs, and podcasts. Includes Barron's, Indianapolis Star, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Washington Post.

Newspaper Source Plus Full text selections from over 180 regional U.S. newspapers, international newspapers, newswires, newspaper columns, and other sources. Updated daily.

Local Newspapers Online

Indianapolis Star (1903-2004)
A full-text version of the Indianapolis Star from 1903-1922 including photographs, ads, obituaries, and marriage announcements.

Indianapolis Star (1991-Present)
Full-text coverage from the Indianapolis Star back to 1991, including obituaries, but excluding paid advertisements and freelance writers.

The Weekly View
Published be Eastside Voice Community News Media for 24 zip codes in from Downtown Indy East to Greenfield, North to Lawrence, Geist, and Broad Ripple, and South to Beech Grove, New Pal & Southport.


La Voz de Indiana
La Voz de Indiana Bilingual Newspaper serves all communities by concentrating on the Hispanic and American markets. As the "only" bilingual publication in the state of Indiana , La Voz is published in both Spanish and English. Their goals are to Embrace Diversity by promoting understanding and improve communication between people.


The Free Soil Banner
The Free Soil Banner was published in Indianapolis from 1848 to 1854. Other cities had newspapers by the same name, but the Indiana version was edited by Lew Wallace and William B. Greer, and reportedly funded by Ovid Butler, the founder of North Western Christian University, later renamed Butler University.


Local Newspapers on Microfilm

If you are wanting to dig deeper during your search, Central Library has Indianapolis newspapers on microfilm from about 1822 to the present. You may access the microfilm collection in person during library hours.