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 resource.
Many microfilm reels have gaps, not listed here. The catalog record lists the gaps.
Date ranges are for Library holdings, not the publication dates of the newspapers.
First, view the catalog record and check item location.
If the item is listed as offsite:
Click on "Request" for the item.
If you have a citation with page number, you can request a scan.
Request in the Library
Requests can also be placed in the Rose Main Reading Room, room 315. Delivery time is about an hour. We recommend requesting in advance.
After items arrive, they are held for two weeks.
Please email us if you have questions or need assistance.