Sharing any type of resource amid the Covid-19 era comes with a unique set of challenges, and while books have a shelf life of years, nothing is more ephemeral in our collection of newspapers. As everything that comes into our building needs to be quarantined for at least a day (by recommendation, we actually quarantine for six), and anything used in our building needs to be quarantined if a patron touches it, newspapers don’t exactly work with these restrictions. Well, physical newspapers that is.
Anyway, what I’m trying to say is that Hamilton Public Library patrons now have access to the Mid-York Weekly and the Utica Observer-Dispatch directly through our website. All you need is your library card, or to be using our Wifi or public workstations. For more information, just go to www.hamiltonlibrary.org, and there are links to these resources right on our homepage.
The O-D archives through this database go back to 2002 and are available in multiple formats: full-color newspaper pages, full-text articles, and online-only content. The Mid-York Weekly is available in full-text dating back to 2011, and both are available 24/7.
If you have trouble accessing these files, please contact the library as we may need to update your library card information.
That’s it for now, thanks for reading and keep that mask above your nose!