Newspapers are a rich and valuable resource for library patrons. Not only do they reflect the time in which they were created, but they provide a glimpse back into our communities. They allow researchers to see how people viewed an event when it happened, and trace the development over time. They help show how we celebrated, governed ourselves, faced conflict, and marveled at new technological advances. In short, they capture the everyday life of the people and places of Arizona.
How to access newspapers at the State of arizona research library
The Arizona Newspaper Project has over two million pages of newspapers on microfilm available at the Polly Rosenbaum Archives and History Building. Digital microfilm readers are available for patron use. Some microfilm titles are also available for Inter-Library Loan (ILL). Please contact your local library. An Index of available microfilm titles is available here.
The Arizona Digital Newspaper Program (ADNP) is the state’s collection of digitized newspapers. Digitized titles can be found on the Arizona Memory Project. More information about the ADNP can be found here.
The Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records has the largest collection of historic Arizona newspapers in the state spanning from the first Arizona newspaper published in 1859, to current titles. Print materials are viewable in our Reading Room located at the Polly Rosenbaum Archives and History Building, 1901 W. Madison St, Phoenix, AZ, 85009, Monday-Friday, 8 am-5 pm except state holidays, phone 602-926-3870.
Available in our Reading Room located at the Polly Rosenbaum Archives and History Building.
NewsBank: Full-text articles for more than 80 Arizona newspapers including the Arizona Capitol Times, Yuma Sun, Mohave Valley Daily News, Casa Grande Dispatch, and more. Available date ranges 1991-current.
US Newsstream: Full-text articles for The Arizona Republic, Arizona Business Gazette, and the Tucson Citizen, date ranges from 1990-present.
Infotrac Newsstand: Full-text articles for nine Arizona newspapers including the East Valley Tribune, Arizona Daily Sun, and the Arizona Daily Star.
If you have a question about newspapers, please contact us.