Wall Street Journal and Ancestry.com from Home
The Meredith Public Library is working on beefing up its online offerings. We recently added the Wall Street Journal which can be accessed from home. Visit www.meredithlibrary.org. Click on “Catalogs” and then choose “Meredith Library Catalog.” To the right of the screen, log in to your library account. You will need your library card number and your PIN (which is usually the last four digits of your phone number.)
Once you’ve logged into your account, using the menu on the left click on “Links”, which is the last tab. Then click on “Wall Street Journal”. The first time you visit you will need to set up an account. Be sure to note the username and password that you choose because that is how you will log into your Wall Street Journal account from now on. You will be able to access the Wall Street Journal for three days without needing to login again. After three days, you will need to login with the username and password that you created again. When returning to the site, you will always need to access it via the library’s catalog so that you will be properly recognized, even if you’ve already logged in once before.
Similarly, you can also access Ancestry.com from home, at least until the end of December. Ancestry is working with libraries during the pandemic so that patrons can still access the database at home.
Once again, go to the library’s catalog and be sure you are logged into your account. Then go to “Links” and click on “Ancestry Library Edition”. You can now access Ancestry’s world edition from home. You won’t need to set up an account with them, but you will need to enter via the library’s catalog page every time you want to go back. Again, be sure that you are logged into your library account.
Call us at 279-4303 if you have any questions on access.