All libraries will resume their normal hours of operation on Monday, July 15, with the exception of the Fulshear Branch, which remains temporarily closed.

Today's Newspaper

Houston Chronicle

Click here to read today's Houston Chronicle online  exactly as you would see it in print. From outside the library, you will need to enter your library-card number to proceed. Select today's date to begin loading the "image version" of the daily paper. Today's paper posts early each morning. Select a different date, going back to October of 2017, to see an earlier newspaper.

To search text-only digital archives of the Houston Chronicle going back to 1985, click here instead.

Watch a brief video tutorial here.   

New York Times

While inside a Fort Bend County Library, click here to register for full access to, free of paywalls. Cardholders, click here from home and redeem the resulting promo code to obtain a 72-hour unlimited-use session. is a constantly-updated news portal produced by The New York Times, not a digital-image version of The New York Times print edition. Keep track of the log-in credentials you create. Then, read the digital version of The New York Times in your browser or download the free mobile app.

Access from outside the library expires after 72 hours, but you can always click on the from-home link again to generate another 72-hour promo code and log in using the same email address and the password you already created.

Watch a brief video tutorial here

The Wall Street Journal

Access The Wall Street Journal from anywhere!  Direct access to The Wall Street Journal online. Search defaults to searching the last 90 days' worth of WSJ articles, but the advanced search lets you search the last four years. Access to the PDF replica of the daily print edition is available. Please note that only the past seven days are available for the PDF daily editions, and The Wall Street Journal apps do not work for library users. 

1. Start by clicking "View Resource."

2. Then click on “Log-in required – click here” to sign into your library-card account.

3. You will then be directed to, where you can create your account, and you can start using immediately.

4. Your access will be available for the next three days.

After three days, simply come back and click "View Resource" again and follow steps 1-2.  Once you arrive at, log in as an existing user with the same username and password you originally created.