News You Can Trust

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 Find news you can trust.  The Library is committed to providing accurate information from a variety of perspectives.  Access news from reliable sources in print and online for free with your library card.

Find newspapers to read at the library or online here.  We offer local, national and international newspapers in print and digital formats.

emagazines from OverDrive or other databases are a fantastic way to get news and current events on the go.  Find our print magazines and check out an issue.

Your library card also grants free and easy access to our many online news and information offerings.  Explore your elibrary!

Get the scoop on news and journalism!  Find news sources, information about news and journalism and more news related content by searching our community tag, News You Can Trust.  Tag library materials with 'News you can trust' and share your insight!  

Create your own tag by clicking on the plus sign under 'additional actions' when looking at an item in the catalog.  Then click the tag icon and type in your tag.  You'll need to be logged in to your account to tag items.  

Press Reader App

Get unlimited access to more than 7,000 of the world’s top newspapers and magazines as soon as they’re available on shelves.
Select titles include:

  • The Guardian
  • Bloomberg Businessweek
  • Los Angeles Times
  • Newsweek
  • Daily Mail
  • L'Équipe
  • Der Tagesspiegel
  • Libération
  • China Daily
  • La Razon
  1. Download the PressReader app
  2. Or go directly to the PressReader website.
  3. Click Sign In and then Library or Group
  4. Search and select Berkeley Public Library
  5. Enter your library card information

No limits on downloads. They're yours to keep forever.

New York Times
  • Click here for a code you can use for unlimited 72 hour access to the New York Times online. Once you redeem this code, please sign up for a free account on using a valid email address. Click "Register Now" to sign up and create an account with your personal email address, or, if you already have a NY Times account, log in. Return here any time to renew your free 24 hour access.
  • For unlimited access on The Library's WiFi, you must sign up for a free account on, using a valid email address. Click Register Now to sign up and create an account with your personal email address, otherwise, log in if you already have a NY Times account.

Full-text access to Oakland Tribune, San Francisco Chronicle, Berkeley Voice, East Bay Times, San Jose Mercury News, and West County Times, and hundreds of newspapers throughout the U.S. Also features Hot Topics such as politics, business, health, sports, cultural activities and people. Its diverse source types include printed and online newspapers, blogs, journals, newswires, broadcast transcripts and videos

The Washington Post

Click here for 7 days of unlimited access.  You will be asked to register for an account with your email address.  After 7 days you may return for an additional 7 days.

San Francisco Chronicle

Access the full text of the San Francisco Chronicle, from 1985 to present.

Wall Street Journal on laptop, tablet and mobile devices

Easy access to The Wall Street Journal online

Users outside the library will need to create a free account, after which access will be available for the next 3 days. For future 3-day access, click the above link again and log in to your account.

Access includes:
• digital versions of the print editions
• the WSJ Magazine
• profiles, financials, and research & ratings of thousands of companies
• U.S., Asia, Europe, India, China, and Japan editions
Search defaults to searching the last 90 days' worth of WSJ articles; advanced search lets you search the last four years.