Ways to get around a Paywall with your Library Card (Is it Legal?)


Of course it is. Your library card gives you access to full-text (library speak for the whole article) articles via our databases. When you hit a paywall on a site like the Wall Street Journal just visit our Articles and Research Page. Then go to the Magazines and Newspapers Section. Put in your library Card number and barcode and search for the article there. You now have free access to the Wall Street Journal.

Of course, you probably don’t want to only read the Wall Street Journal. There are over 14,000 magazines in General OneFile. I’ve taken the time to look through them all and feature just a few magazines you have full access to:

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Ancestry.com offers free access to colonial records


To celebrate the July 4th holiday, Ancestry.com will be providing free access to its 13 Colonies databases, now through July 5 at 11:59 p.m.

There are several databases from each of the colonial states including birth, marriage, death and burial records from New York.

You will need to create a free account in order to view the records. To access this collection, you must go to:

Bus Trip: NYCFC Major League Soccer

Join us for a Major League Soccer game New York City Football Club VS San Jose Earthquakes on September 19th 2015! Tickets are $65 and are now on sale at the Main Desk. The game will be held at Yankee Stadium and the bus will be leaving promptly  at … [Continue reading]

Jewish genealogy group to meet Sunday

The Jewish Genealogy Society of Long Island will meet Sunday, June 28 from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. at the Mid- Island Y - JCC in Plainview. The topic will be “GenealogyIndexer.org : New Sources, New Ways To Search.” The speaker will be Logan Kleinwaks, … [Continue reading]

Novel Brews: Ghostman

  Novel Brews is a book club that will meet next on July 30th at Hoptron Brewtique on Main st in Patchogue. This month we will read & discuss the National Best Seller "Ghostman" by Roger Hobbs. This debut novel was applauded by Lee Child … [Continue reading]