The New York Times

The New York Times

Having won the Pulitzer Prize more times than any other newspaper, The New York Times is the 2nd most circulated newspaper in the nation and has worldwide readership. Explore breaking news, world news, multimedia, opinion pieces, and more. Topics in the newspaper include world topics, U.S. news, politics, business, technology, science, health, sports, arts, books, style, food, travel, […]

The Bakersfield Californian

The Bakersfield Californian eEdition

Where is the Californian? For several years, the Kern County Library provided the e-edition of The Bakersfield Californian on its website. In 2020, the Californian changed its e-edition platform to PressReader. Because PressReader does not have an option for libraries to subscribe to newspapers within a limited geographical area, access to The Bakersfield Californian is […]

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