Friday, October 09, 2020

The Rutherford County Library System is thrilled to offer digitalized copies of archived local newspapers to our community. The most recent addition to the collection is the Rutherford Courier.

The Rutherford Courier contains a treasure trove of the county's history, especially Smyrna's. We are excited to offer patrons free in-library access to this and other newspaper content through our cooperation with (part of the company). Linebaugh Public Library provided the company with the microfilm to make this possible. is the largest online newspaper archive consisting of 615+ million pages of historical newspapers from over 19,600 newspapers from around the United States and beyond. Newspapers provide a unique view of the past and can help us understand and connect with the people, events, and attitudes of an earlier time.

Along with the Rutherford Courier, digital archives of the Daily News Journal, the Carrier's Courier (Sewart Air Force Base newspaper (1949-1968), and the Morning Press, also called Murfreesboro Press (1978-1983) are available for in-library use only.

Linebaugh Public Library is located at 105 W. Vine St. in Murfreesboro. Smyrna Public Library is located at 400 Enon Springs Rd. West in Smyrna. Eagleville Bicentennial Public Library is located at 317 Hwy 99E in Eagleville. MGL Library is located inside Patterson Park Community Center at 521 Mercury Blvd. in Murfreesboro. The Technology Engagement Center is located at 306 Minerva Drive. Explore, Imagine, Engage through RCLS. For more information, call 615-893-4131 or visit