Background Image for Header:
Newspapers Available On-site
Borrowing Newspaper Microfilm:
Because of the high demand for access to the newspaper collection, only duplicate reels of newspaper microfilm are available through Interlibrary Loan. Please see our Duplicate Microfilm Inventories for reels that are available for ILL.
Searching for Newspapers in the Catalog:
Users can research the Center's newspaper holdings using the WVU Libraries' online catalog.
To determine newspaper holdings for a particular West Virginia city or town, combine the word 'newspaper' with the name of the town in a keyword search. Example: charleston newspaper. Then in the Formats box on the left side of the screen, check the "Newspaper" box.
Alternatively, start with the WorldCat Advanced Search. In the Keyword box, type the name of the city and/or newspaper. In the Formats dropdown menu, select "Newspaper".
If you do not find the results you are looking for, help is available in the library
at service desks or online at Ask a Librarian.
Current issues of West Virginia newspapers are available in the Periodicals Department on the 2nd level of the Downtown Library Complex until they are transferred to the WVRHC. For a list of currently received newspaper titles, please see the West Virginia Newspapers: Current Subscriptions. The list includes links to websites for West Virginia newspapers.
Newspaper indices are available for the following:
- Charleston newspapers: 1973 to 1988
- Clarksburg newspapers: 1810 to 1825
- Kanawha Valley newspapers: 1855 to 1865
- Martinsburg Gazette: 1810 to 1855
- Mannington newspapers:1890 to 1899
Most of the WVRHC newspaper collection is on microfilm and can be found by searching our online catalog (see Searching for Newspapers in the Catalog, above).
Some of our newspapers cannot be found in the online catalog—these include:
- microfilmed miscellaneous newspapers (papers for which we only had a few issues) (.xls)
- microfilmed special edition newspapers (.xls)
- original newspapers