NewsBank is your source for news from across the county and across the nation. NewsBank offers community newspapers like the Sentinel-Tribune, Akron Beacon Journal, The Blade, Cincinnati Examiner, Columbus Dispatch, The Courier, Dayton Daily News, Lima Examiner, Plain Dealer, Repository, and Sandusky Register, and includes national papers like Chicago Examiner, Chicago Sun Times, Detroit Examiner and Detroit News. With NewsBank, you have 24/7 remote access with your WCDPL library card and in-library access to:

America's News on NewsBank: 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. Features a wide variety of credible, vetted news sources spanning the U.S.

Sentinel-Tribune Collection on NewsBank: Explore Bowling Green history through local news, events, and people with this collection. Search current and archived articles (2008-present). 

USA Today on NewsBank: Stay current with national news, events, and people with this collection. Search current and archived issues with full-color newspaper pages, full-text articles and content only published online. 

The New York Times

With your WCDPL library card, you have access to everything The New York Times has to offer, including News, Games, Cooking, Wirecutter, and The Athletic! Here's how to start exploring:

At the library:

  1. Visit using any device. Ensure you are using the library's Wi-Fi connection.

  2. Go to the upper right-hand corner of the screen. Click on "Log in" to create a free account, or log in to your existing account.

  3. You now have access to the newspaper only on while logged in at the library!

All Access to The New York Times at home or on the go:

  1. Go to the library's dedicated link: to redeem a 24-hour access code both inside the library and at home.

  2. Your code will auto-populate. Click redeem.

  3. You will need to either register for a free account or log in to your existing account.

  4. After receiving confirmation that your access code is valid, you will have 24-hours of complimentary access to the full world of The New York Times, including News, Games, Cooking, Wirecutter, and The Athletic!

Wood County Historical Newspapers

Wood County Historical Newspapers: Online collection of digitized newspapers (dating back to 1866) from several cities within Wood County, including Bowling Green, Bradner, North Baltimore, Pemberville, and Risingsun.

Local Newspaper Index

Local Newspaper Index: This database provides a partial index to articles of local interest found in the Sentinel-Tribune from the 1960s to 1995 and comprehensive coverage from 1995 to the present. This database also provides ongoing indexing to the BG Independent News with scattered coverage beginning with 2022.

The Ohio Collection on

The Ohio Collection on Access to digital versions of the Sentinel-Tribune from 1880-2021 and other newspapers from around Ohio. 

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