Research & Learn: Newspapers

Get access to subscription-based resources that Google can’t offer

Your Oak Park Public Library card and PIN give you access to the online resources listed here.




Chicago Sun-Times »

Full-text coverage from 1986 to present.

Chicago Tribune Current »

Full-text coverage from 1849 to present.

Chicago Tribune Historical Extra! Edition »

Full-text with PDFs of the pages from the original papers from 1851 to 2004.

NewsBank Chicago »

Search multiple Chicagoland newspapers at the same time, including including the Chicago Sun-Times, Oak Leaves, and Wednesday Journal.

Newspaper Source Plus »

Full-text collection of major news content, including newspapers, magazines, newswires, and news transcripts of television and radio.

NewspaperARCHIVE »

Access to historical issues of hundreds of Illinois newspapers, including Oak Leaves (1902-1977), with searchable articles, advertisements, editorials, classified ads, and obituaries.

Oak Leaves »

Full-text articles from this weekly local paper from 1995 to present.

PressReader logo

New! PressReader »

Access more than 7,000 publications from around the world, in their original language and format. Available on iOSAndroid, and Kindle HD/HDX, and in browser on laptop/desktop. Need help? View the Quick Start Guide and explore the help center.

Checkout periods & lending limits

  • Unlimited checkouts—simultaneous access, no waiting!
  • Lending period: None. Keep titles for as long as you choose!

Special features

  • Save stories to read and share later
  • New issues of the titles you choose automatically delivered to your device
  • Original page and mobile-optimized text views available
  • Listening mode
  • One-touch translation

How to access

  1. From or the PressReader app, select Sign in.
  2. Choose Libraries & Groups.
  3. Search for and select Oak Park Public Library from the dropdown menu (use the search bar provided to type in Oak Park Public Library).
  4. Select the option to sign in using OpenAthens.
  5. Enter your Oak Park library card number and PIN and press Sign in.
  6. Questions? Contact us »

Regional Business News »

Incorporates 50 business journals, newspapers, and newswires, covering all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States.

The New York Times Logo

New! The New York Times (access at any Oak Park library location or from another location)

Find breaking news, multimedia, reviews, and opinion on Washington, business, sports, movies, travel, books, jobs, education, real estate, and more. You must be 13 years or older to use this service. Users under 18 need parent or legal guardian permission to sign up. Available on iOSAndroid, and in browser on laptop/desktop. Need help? Explore FAQs for iOS and Android devices.

How to access

  1. First-time users must create an account with The New York Times.
  2. Enter your email address and create a password or connect using an existing Google or Facebook account.
  3. Inside the library: enjoy unlimited access on any library computer or any device connected to the library’s Wifi.
    Outside the library: request an instant digital access code to get 72 hours of full, off-site access. Once your pass expires, return to this page to request a new instant digital access code for another 72 hours.
  4. Questions? Contact us »

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