Beloit Public Library (BPL) has added Black Life in America to its bank of free resources available for library card holders.

Black Life in America is an online resource that provides comprehensive coverage of the African American experience from the early 18th Century to the present day. It is a curated collection of articles that reflect the experience and impact of African Americans, as recorded by the news media. Articles can be searched by time period or key word.

Articles are sourced from more than 19,000 American and global news sources, including more than 400 current and historical Black publications. This easy-to-use online resource is updated daily and can be used for research and the study of Black Life in America.

This new resource is available free for BPL card holders. Cards are free to all City of Beloit residents, Beloit property owners, and all Rock County township residents who choose BPL as their home library. To get a card, stop by the library during regular business hours (9:30 a.m.-9:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday). For more information about getting a card, visit

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