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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)

Note:

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.

Book a Consultation

Book a Consultation 

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

How to Place Requests

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. 

If listed as at SASB or Schwarzman Building:
Two or more days ahead, please use this form: Advance Request of Research Material
Less than two days, please email us.  

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. 

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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