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Newspapers, Magazines and Journals


Newspapers serve as invaluable, day-to-day records of Florida's places, events and people. Our collections include more than 20,000 reels of historic newspapers on microfilm, as well as select current-year print newspapers.

The State Library also provides access to electronic news databases, including U.S. Newsstream, ProQuest Historical Newspapers and

Newspaper microfilm holdings 


Library holdings

Florida Times - Union (Jacksonville)

  • Main Edition: November 29, 1881 - present.
  • Star Edition: January 1950 - December 1966.
  • Index: 1895 -1980 (16mm film).

Gainesville Sun

April 1981 - December 2017.

Miami Herald

  • January 1911 - December 2012.
  • Index: 1982 - 1991 (microfiche).

Orlando Sentinel

  • April 1924 - November 7, 1933.
  • June 1951 - December 1955.
  • January 1996 - present.

Pensacola News - Journal

January 1960 - present.

St. Augustine Record

Sept. 1, 1889 - Dec. 31, 1994.

St. Petersburg/Tampa Bay Times

May 1901 - present.

Tallahassee Democrat

  • March 3, 1905 - present.
  • Index: 1986 -1996 (print/bound).
  • Scattered issues of predecessor papers also available.

Tampa Tribune

January 1895 - December 2010.

Historical Florida Newspapers

Individual issues and short runs of newspapers from across the state, from the 1820s -1960s. Please contact the library for more information.

Newspapers in print

The State Library also receives the following newspapers in print:

  • Capital Outlook
  • Miami Herald
  • New York Times
  • Pensacola News Journal
  • The Seminole Tribune
  • Tallahassee Democrat
  • The Wall Street Journal

Other Florida newspaper resources

Newspaper websites may require a subscription or charge a fee to read articles. 

Magazines and journals

The State Library subscribes to numerous professional magazines and peer reviewed journals both in print and electronic format. 

These journals can be found in our catalog as well as online. Examples include:

State employees and library staff can sign up for alerts to be notified of our newest journals. Library staff will send requested articles via email at no charge.

For FY2023-24, the percentage of total costs for the State Library and Statewide Resource Sharing program financed with federal money is 67%; the federal dollar amount to be spent on the program is $1,502,070. Local match, which includes non-governmental funding, is $742,070.31.

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.