Research local news, genealogical information and the country’s most popular news magazines with our newest online service, NewsBank.

Anyone with a Mentor Public Library card can use NewsBank online. Visit our front page, scroll to our Digital Resources, and click on the NewsBank logo. The service offers:

  • HeritageHub, which allows you to search obituaries and death notices from 1704 through today with coverage of all 50 US states and territories. It’s especially useful for family historians and anyone interested in researching genealogy.
  • The News-Herald collection, which lets you explore more than 20 years of the local newspaper’s archives
  • America’s News Magazines, which provides access to dozens of national magazines, including The Atlantic, Smithsonian, Popular Science, and National Review.
  • The archives of dozens of Ohio newspapers including Akron-Beacon Journal, The Blade in Toledo, The Columbus Dispatch, and The Morning Journal in Lorain.

Like all of our digital services, NewsBank can be accessed without charge.