The Rutland Herald – online at Middlebury


Note that as of October 2018, the Herald and Times-Argus do NOT offer online access for libraries/institutions.

Online access to local papers can be difficult and confusing. Here’s a rundown of how you can read the Rutland Herald (and Barre Times-Argus) online, right now*, at Middlebury College.

  • Today’s Rutland Herald:
    • Go to
      • While this link will land on the front web page of the current issue, you will not be able to read the full-text of most of the stories. To do that, you will need to sign in to your own individual account. There are two ways to get to that point:
        • If you click on a link to read an article, you should see the statement: Middlebury College Library offers FREE access to the Rutland Herald and the Times Argus. Underneath that, you are asked to provide an email and password. Enter your email address and provide a password to create your own individual account. You will receive confirmation of the creation of your account on the webpage as well as in an email message. You will then be able to see the entire news story and other content as long as you are logged in. This username and password will work every time you log in to the newspaper website (assuming you have verified your status by either being on campus or logging in to the EZ-Proxy server).
        • OR click the “My Account” box next to the main title of the newspaper HeraldLoginand follow the instructions above.
    • You can also read it in print in the Harman Periodical Reading Area on the Lower Level of Davis Family Library
  • Past issues:
    • From one month ago to today: After you have logged in to a personal account as described above – In the upper-right corner of any page of, click “e-Paper.” RH_ePaperYou can log in here using your personal credentials that you established as described above. Using the “Back Issues” pull-down menuRH_backissues near the top, you can see online versions of the last month’s worth of issues.
    • From January 1, 2010 to one month ago: After you have logged in to a personal account  and clicked the e-Paper link described above –  in the left-hand frame, choose “Search the Archives”RH_Archives
  • Previous to 2010: At this time, issues of the Rutland Herald between 1853 and 2010 are only available on microfilm – film number 27. Issues from 1850-1852 are available courtesy of the Library of Congress at Chronicling America.

*Note that these details will change over time. We will update this post as needed. You can always land at this page by searching go/journals for Rutland Herald and choosing the link called “Middlebury’s Rutland Herald”

1 thought on “The Rutland Herald – online at Middlebury

  1. Zachary Schuetz

    I would like to add that as tempting as it may be, please do NOT use your regular Middlebury password to register for external websites. Use a strong password that is different for each account, as this helps keep your Middlebury account safe and prevent spam.


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