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Access America's News and the Lakeland Ledger Collection online for free with your library card

  • America's News

    Explore and stay informed on local and national topics, people, and events in areas such as business, health, education, jobs and careers, political and social issues and more.  This service features a wide variety of credible, vetted news sources spanning the U.S., including the Lakeland Ledger Collection.

    You can access America's news anytime, anywhere with your library card.  To get started, click here.



  • Lakeland Ledger Collection

    With the Lakeland Ledger Collection, you can explore Lakeland history through local news, events, and people . Search current and archived issues with full-color newspaper pages, full-text articles and content only published online.

    This service is also available remotely 24/7 on any device. All you need is your library card! To get started, click here



  • New York Times Online

    Whether you’re managing finances, tackling tough parenting problems or simply  looking to make sense of this moment, rely on our original, quality journalism to lead the way. Enjoy free access to NYTimes.com compliments of the Tampa Bay Library Consortium. 

    Start exploring the New York Times online at your local Lakeland library or on the go! Here's how:

    In library: 

    • Visit NYTimes.com/register
    • Create an account with your email or login if you already have an account
    • Browse articles


    • Click here for a 24-hour access link
    • Click the Redeem button to claim the free digital access code
    • Create an account with your email or login if you already have an account
    • Browse articles for up to 24 hours with this access link. After 24 hours, you will need to visit Library website and click the Offsite link again to get a new one-day access.