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Are you looking for local or regional newspapers?

We offer a variety of newspapers for our community to access. These include:

  • Daily and weekly newspapers from Connecticut cities and towns
  • National newspapers
  • Newspaper lists
  • Newspapers that focus on business and other interesting topics

When the library is open, you can read the newspapers in person or view copies on film. Once we make a film copy of a newspaper, we dispose of the original. We store newspapers older than six months that are not copied on film. We hold them in Archived and Secured Collections.

Find Newspapers at the State Library 
Newspaper Projects: Digital and Microfilm

We proudly offer the Connecticut Digital Newspaper Project to our community. The project is funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities with support from the Library of Congress.

This financial support helps us digitize Connecticut newspapers as historic records. The digital newspapers are freely available in the Library of Congress’ Chronicling America database. Visit the links below for access to interesting areas of the project.

Connecticut Digital Newspaper Project 

Access information and news about the Project.

Project Guide 

The Guide has links for teachers who'd like to use historic newspapers for education.

Newspapers for Historical and Genealogical Research 

Search for newspapers by town and/or year.

Connecticut Newspapers by Title 

Access digitized Connecticut newspapers by title.

Historic Connecticut Newspapers
  • Search 1770-1963 
    Search Connecticut newspapers along with other American historic newspapers from 1770-1963.
  • Search 1690-present 
    Find information about American newspapers published between 1690-present.