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Got a library card? You now have access to 1000s of publications for free

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By Kristy Tamashiro
HNN Spring Intern

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -- Public library cardholders now have digital access to thousands of online publications from around the world.

The state library system unveiled the new service Thursday, saying cardholders will be able to read articles from 6,000 newspapers and magazines from 120 countries. Translation options are available in 60 languages.

The PressReader app and website also offers access to two Hawaii newspapers: The Hawaii Tribune Herald and West Hawaii Today.

At the Hawaii State Library on Thursday, state librarian Stacey A. Aldrich said the new service is easy to download on digital devices and free to use.

“Most of us don’t have a lot of money for subscriptions to newspapers across the globe or across the mainland,” Aldrich said.

She added, "In a time where we have alternative facts and fake news, it’s very important we have access to multiple resources so we can see multiple viewpoints so we can understand what people are saying from around the world with a better perspective."

For more information or to download the service, click here.

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