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Newspapers chronicle the activities and events of Florida's communities over time. They document local history in a way that no other source can, serving as invaluable, day-to-day records of Florida's places, events and people. 

The State Library's newspaper collection includes coverage of communities throughout Florida. We receive daily newspapers in print and have more than 20,000 reels of historic newspapers on microfilm. 

The following list describes our newspaper collection. 

Older Newspapers

  • Some early Florida newspapers are available on microfilm. Please ask at the reference desk for assistance. 

Capitol Outlook

  • Daily paper received. 

Daytona Beach News Journal

  • Daily paper received. 

Florida Times Union

  • Microfilm November 29, 1881-date
  • Index 1895-1980; in LUIS 1986-1997
  • LexisNexis News Database Jan. 16, 1996-date (full-text) 

Florida Times Union, Star Edition

  • Microfilm Jan. 1950-Dec. 1966 

Ft. Lauderdale Sun Sentinel

  • LexisNexis News Database Jan. 1, 1993-date (full-text) 

Ft. Myers News-Press

  • LexisNexis News Database Jan. 1, 1999-date (full-text)
  • Daily paper received. 

Gainesville Sun

  • Microfilm April 5-30 and June 1-Sept. 30, 1981; March 1982-date
  • Daily paper received. 

Miami Herald

  • Microfilm Jan. 1911-date
  • LexisNexis News Database March 24, 1982-date (full-text)
  • Index 1982-91 fiche
  • Daily paper received. 

Miami Metropolis

  • Microfilm scattered issues May 14, 1897-Jan. 6, 1922 

Orlando Sentinel

  • Microfilm April 1924-Nov. 7, 1933; June 1951-Dec. 1955; Jan. 1966-date
  • LexisNexis News Database Jan. 1, 1990-date (full-text) 

Palm Beach Post

  • LexisNexis News Database Aug. 1, 1988-date (full-text)
  • Daily paper received. 

Pensacola News-Journal

  • Microfilm Jan. 1, 1960-date
  • LexisNexis News Database Jan. 1, 1999-date (full-text)
  • Daily paper received. 

St. Augustine Record

  • Microfilm Jan. 1, 1936-Dec. 31, 1994 

St. Augustine Evening Record

  • Microfilm Sept. 1, 1889-Dec. 31, 1935 

St. Petersburg Times

  • Microfilm May 1901-date
  • LexisNexis News Database Jan. 1, 1987-date (full-text) 

Tallahassee Democrat

  • Microfilm Mar. 3, 1905-date
  • LexisNexis News Database Jan. 1, 2000-date (full-text)
  • Tallahassee Democrat and Florida Flambeau Index 1986-1996, shelved in Florida Periodicals
  • Daily paper received. 

Tampa Tribune

  • Microfilm Jan. 1895-Dec. 31, 2010
  • LexisNexis News Database Feb. 2, 1990- May 11, 2016 (full-text)

Florida Newspaper Websites

  • Some newspapers may require a subscription or charge a fee to view text of articles. 


imls180.for.panel.jpgMany of these resources and programs are funded under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Florida's LSTA program is administered by the Department of State's Division of Library and Information Services.