Welcome to the New Jersey State Library Newspaper Research Guide.
The NJ State Library currently receives about 20 newspapers representing a wide range of geographic regions throughout the state. In addition, about 70 older newspapers are available on microfilm. Newspapers are located on the 4th floor of the library.
The NJ State Library also has a unique collection of newspaper clippings covering the 1950's to the 1980's. Major news stories were clipped. The news clippings are contained in folders and filed under specific subject headings. An index of the subjects is available. More information about the clipping file can be found in the Older and Current Newspapers section.
The New Jersey State Archives, located nearby at 225 West State Street, Trenton NJ, also has a large collection of historical newspapers on microfilm.
Newspaper / Holdings
Asbury Park Press / January 1968 - current
Cape May County Herald Times / most recent 4 months
Courier-News (Bridgewater, Somerville) / most recent 4 months
Courier-Post (Camden) / October 1949 - current
Daily Journal (Vineland) / most recent 4 months
Daily Record (Morristown) / most recent 4 months
Herald News (Passaic County) / most recent 4 months
Home News Tribune (Middlesex County) / most recent 4 months
Hunterdon County Democrat / most recent 4 months
Jersey Journal (Hudson County) / most recent 4 months
New Jersey Herald (Sussex County) / most recent 4 months; on-site digital access 2004 - current
Newark Star-Ledger / August 1945 - current
Press of Atlantic City / January 1968 - 2015; 2017 [note: no 2016]; most recent 4 months
Princeton Packet / most recent 4 months
Record (Bergen) / January 1960 - 2015; most recent 4 months
South Jersey Times (Gloucester Edition) / most recent 4 months
Times of Trenton (Trenton Times) / May 5, 1883 - current
Trentonian / January 1964 - current
Out-of-State Newspapers / Holdings
Afro-American (Baltimore/Washington) / most recent 4 months
New York Times / September 18, 1851 - current
Philadelphia Inquirer / January 1970 - current
Wall Street Journal / January 1958 - current
Please note: there are some missing newspaper issues or microfilm reels in the collection. Please call ahead to verify that a newspaper or microfilm reel you need is available before traveling to the library.
To see newspapers organized by county, see the Older and Current Newspapers page.