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Three New Resources for Library Patrons

Three New Resources for Library Patrons

The library is excited to unveil three new resources for patrons on July 1: Newspapers.com, PressReader, and Fold3. These services replace Newspaper Archive, which will no longer be available through the Cedar Rapids Public Library. The additions will ensure expanded access to historic newspaper archives and historical research via Newspapers.com and Fold3 while adding access to current publications for library patrons via PressReader. 


Newspapers.com provides online access to nearly 7,000 historical newspapers. It offers full-page images with searchable full text for millions of pages of newspapers dating from the early 1700s into the early 2000s. Newspapers.com contains full runs and portions of runs of known, regional, and state titles to small local newspapers in the United States and other countries.  

Invaluable for researchers, historians, genealogists, educators and students, it has ongoing updates and new content continually being added. Newspapers.com is designed specifically for research, with newspapers grouped by location on a modern map. Patrons can clip, save, and share images and articles. 

Access Newspapers.com by visiting this link and using your library card number for the barcode if accessing outside the library.  


PressReader provides unlimited access to more than 7,000 of the world’s top newspapers and magazines as soon as they’re available on shelves. Titles library patrons can access include “The Guardian,” “Bloomberg Businessweek,” “Los Angeles Times,” “Newsweek,” “Daily Mail,” “L’Equipe,” “Der Tagesspiegel,” “Liberation,” “China Daily,” and “La Razon,” along with thousands of others. 

Patrons can view issues in their original print layouts and either read them instantly or download them for later.  

To access PressReader:  

  1. Download the PressReader app or go directly to the website at www.pressreader.com   
  2. Click Sign In and then Library or Group 
  3. Search and select your library from the list 
  4. Enter your library card information 


Fold3 provides convenient access to military records, including the stories, photos, and personal documents of people who served. 

The records at Fold3 help you discover and share stories about these everyday heroes, forgotten soldiers, and the families that supported them. On Fold3, you can combine records found on the site with what you have in your own albums and shoeboxes to create an online memorial for someone who served. 

The Fold3 name comes from a traditional flag folding ceremony in which the third fold is made in honor and remembrance of veterans who served in defense of their country and to maintain peace throughout the world. 

Access Fold3 by visiting this link and using your library card and pin to log in if accessing outside the library. 

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