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New York City Newspapers at The New York Public Library: About

About This Guide

The Library has one of the largest collections of New York City newspapers in the country. However they can be challenging to locate due to frequent title changes and multiple formats. This guide provides an overview of the Library's collection of New York City newspapers and facilitates access to the most frequently requested titles. We've used the list from the chart, "And Then There Were Three" which graphs the consolidation of daily newspapers in the 20th century, about two dozen titles. 

The guide also includes a list of non-English language titles with links to catalog entries, a shorter list of neighborhood and metro area newspapers, a summary of titles by resource with search tips, and a bibliography. It supplements the list, New York City Newspapers on Microfilm (PDF)


All entries are for microfilm except where listed as digital resources.
Many microfilm reels have gaps that are not listed here. The catalog record lists the gaps.
Date ranges are for Library holdings, not the publication dates of the newspapers.

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Book a Consultation

Researchers of all levels are welcome to schedule an online consultation with a librarian. To schedule a consultation, please click the link above or email us for assistance.

How to Place Requests

Patrons can request items in advance in the Research Catalog, request a scan, or use a call slip in the Rose Main Reading Room.

First, view the Research Catalog record and check the item's location. After items are delivered, they are held for two weeks.

Please email the General Research Division if you have questions or need assistance.

Request In Advance
Click on the item's Request for On-site Use button, whether on-site at the Schwarzman Building or off-site. On-site items are delivered in 40 minutes, and off-site items take 2-3 business days.

Request In Person
Requests can also be placed in the Rose Main Reading Room, Room 315, with a call slip. We recommend requesting in advance.

Request a Scan
Patrons can request a scan if they have a citation with a page number and date. Please email the General Research Division or see NYPL's Scan & Deliver for further assistance.

Postcard: Greenspace of city hall park with three newspaper buildings surrounding
                  City Hall Park and Newspaper Row, New York (1900 - 1907)


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