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Guide to NJSL’s print newspaper subscriptions, historic newspapers on microfilm, and newspaper databases.

Newspaper Collection at the New Jersey State Library

Welcome to the New Jersey State Library Newspaper Research Guide.

Newspapers and microfilm are located on the 4th floor of the library.

The NJ State Library currently receives several major NJ newspapers representing a wide range of geographic regions throughout the state.

Newspapers received in print and kept for most recent 4 months:

  • Trenton Times - received daily
  • Star Ledger (Newark) - received daily
  • Afro-American (Baltimore/Washington DC) - mailed to library
  • Asbury Park Press - mailed to library
  • Atlantic City Press - mailed to library
  • Courier-Post (Camden) - mailed to library
  • The Record (Bergen) - mailed to library

About 70 older newspapers are available on microfilm.

Find NJ State Library Newspapers Organized by County.

Find a subject index to a Newspaper Clipping File covering the 1950's to the 1980's for several major NJ papers. More information about the clipping file can be found in the Historic and Current Newspapers section.

Please note: there are some missing newspaper issues/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.

The New Jersey State Archives, located nearby at 225 West State Street, Trenton NJ, also has a large collection of historical newspapers on microfilm.

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New Jersey Gazette - NJ's first paper

The weekly New-Jersey Gazette was New Jersey's first continuously published newspaper. It was first printed in Burlington, and then moved to Trenton.

This image from the microfilm shows a section of the front page of the first issue from December 5, 1777.


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