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Newspapers Available On-site

Microfilmed Newspapers

Explore our holdings of newspapers on microfilm, organized by town. There is a small selection of newspapers on microfiche, which can be found with the microfilm collection.

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.

Physical Newspapers

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.

Recent Issues:

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 Indexes

Newspaper indices are available for the following:

Uncataloged Newspapers:

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: