Offers Service Free to Public Libraries and K-12 Schools

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Millions of searchable newspaper pages are now available at no cost to schools and libraries., a division of Heritage Microfilm, is giving public libraries and K-12 schools free access to tens of millions of newspaper pages in its historical newspaper database. This new program, called Access NewspaperARCHIVE, will allow students and library patrons to view, save and print full-page newspapers dating from 1759 to 1977.

"We are excited to be providing libraries and schools with such a unique research tool," said Jeff Kiley, General Manager of "By opening up our archives to these institutions, we are giving everyone, regardless of education or socio-economic class, the opportunity to read first-hand accounts of historical events. We hope that every public library and K-12 school in the nation will take advantage of this free program."

Access NewspaperARCHIVE will allow its users to access content from the US and around the world, including titles from the United Kingdom, Canada, Jamaica and other countries. The free subscription will exclude titles within the institution's local state and those after the year 1977. However, an upgraded subscription level that includes these titles will also be available.

In the past, historical newspaper research was typically limited to microfilm reels only available in the library. is simplifying the research process by providing convenient online access to millions of digitized newspaper pages. Access NewspaperARCHIVE will allow online access to more newspaper titles than any other service.

Public libraries and K-12 schools can sign up for this free service by calling's customer service at 1.888.870.0484 ext. 30 or by downloading a sign-up form online at and faxing the completed form to 319.390.9442.

For more information about and this free program, go to is the largest newspaper database available online with more than 38 million newspaper pages and one new page added every second. Heritage Microfilm of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, launched in 1999.


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