Recent newspapers are available for reading in the library.
Many older issues of newspapers are available electronically and/or
Proquest is a database that has back issues online
for the Los Angeles Times, New York Times, Washington Post, and Wall
Street Journal back to the mid-1980's. An online version of the years 1875-1920 of the Santa Monica Evening Outlook can be accessed via the Imagine Santa Monica web site.
The Periodicals Room on the second floor of the Main Library has
various newspapers on microfilm. The New York Times, for instance, is
available back to 1893.
Santa Monica Newspapers
The Santa Monica Evening Outlook from 1875-1998, Our Times 1998-2000 and the Santa Monica Mirror from 2000- are available on microfilm in the Main Library's Periodicals Room. In addition to online access to the early years of the Outlook, the Imagine Santa Monica web site includes the Santa Monica Newspaper Index . This selected index of local periodicals spans the 20th Century and continues to the present.
You may search the index by subject, keyword, or article title for
current or historical topics concerning Santa Monica and the Bay area.
Most magazines and newspapers indexed are available in the Periodicals
Department at the Main Library.