Digital Newspapers

Historic Kearney Hub (1889–1957)

Historic Kearney Hubs SlideAccess issues from June 1, 1889–December 31, 1957. These first years of the newspaper's history include over 100,000 digital pages made possible through grants and other funding sources.

This resource is freely accessible — no library card is needed.

Kearney Hub Collection from NewsBank (1958–Present)

NewsBank 2023This resource offers additional historical and recent issues of the Kearney Hub. This acquisition was made possible with the support of the City of Kearney and the Kearney Public Library Foundation. You will find full black-and-white newspaper pages from 1958 to 2018. Access full-color newspaper pages starting with the September 29, 2018, issue to the present day.

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Newspapers.comDistributed by ProQuest into library markets worldwide, Library Edition is an extensive database that provides online access to 4,000+ historical newspapers. Dating from the early 1700s into the 2000s, Library Edition contains full runs and portions of runs of well-known, regional and state titles to small local newspapers in the United States and other countries.

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New York Times: All Access

NYT TimesMachine 2023Enjoy complimentary access to New York Times News, TimesMachine, Games, Cooking, Wirecutter, and The Athletic — including apps — from anywhere via 24-hour access codes. Access: 170+ years of original reporting, investigation and analysis, including interactive graphics, visual investigations, Op-Docs, Live coverage, and more.

NYT News App: Available for all your iOS and Android devices, the app enables a personalized feed and push notifications on topics of interest. Preferences can be managed through App Settings.

TimesMachine: A browser-based digital replica of all issues from 1851–2002. By using the 24-hour access code, you can download up to 5 PDFs per day, with unlimited browsing.

NYT Games: Since the launch of The Crossword in 1942, The Times has captivated solvers by providing engaging word and logic games. In 2014, The Mini Crossword was introduced — followed by Spelling Bee, Letter Boxed, Tiles, Sudoku, and Vertex. Their newest games are Wordle and Connections. Available online at or by using through the NYT Games App (iOS and Android).

NYT Cooking: New York Times Cooking is an inspiring cooking guide, innovative and interactive kitchen tool, and diverse recipe collection that helps home cooks of every level discover, save, and organize the world's best recipes, while also helping them become better, more competent cooks. Available online at of through the NYT Cooking App (iOS and Android).

Wirecutter: The Wirecutter is a browser-based product recommendation service from the New York Times. Their journalists combine independent research with (occasionally) over-the-top testing so you can make quick and confident buying decisions. Whether it's finding great products or discovering helpful advice, they will help you get it right the first time.

The Athletic: Find in-depth, personalized sports journalism and rigorous reporting on the real world of sports. From breaking news and live commentary to long-form features and exclusive interviews, you can closely follow your favorite teams, leagues, and journalists. Available online at or through The Athletic App (iOS and Android).

he Athletic delivers powerful stories and smart analysis that bring sports fans closer to the heart of the game. From breaking news and live commentary, to deeply reported long reads and exclusive interviews, get all the sports stories that matter with The Athletic app. You will find coverage of hundreds of professional and college teams across more than 47 North American markets. 

Logging in to New York Times All Access:

  1. New York Times: All Access Link
  2. The link above takes you to your access code. Activate it by clicking the "Redeem" link.
  3. Login or register to complete the activation of your 24-hour subscription.

Return here and complete the same steps each day for access.

America's News (NewsBank)

Americas NewsExplore 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., including the Kearney Hub, the Omaha World-Herald, the Lincoln Journal Star, and much more! 

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Chronicling America

Search America's historic newspaper pages from 1789–1963 or use the U.S. Newspaper Directory to find information about American newspapers published between 1690-present. Chronicling America is sponsored jointly by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Library of Congress. 

This resource is freely accessible — no library card is needed.

Nebraska Newspapers

Nebraska Newspapers is a collaborative site developed by the University of Nebraska–Lincoln and the Nebraska State Historical Society. It presents many resources relating to the State's papers such as searchable full-text of selected newspapers published in the state before 1923 and information about historically significant newspapers. Editorials cover different social, political, and economic viewpoints from various regions of Nebraska.

This resource is freely accessible — no library card is needed.