This collection contains 170,829 issues comprising 1,686,371 pages and 16,861,779 articles dating back to August 1846.


Chinese, French, German, Italian, German, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish. These news sites are selected especially for language students, but all are invited to peruse these pages at their leisure.

The New York Times

California State Library is providing the New York Times Online from 1851 to the present, including:

  • All regular newspaper content (articles, editorials, etc.)
  • All multimedia, including video, photography, VR features and all new multimedia to come
  • Spanish and Mandarin Chinese versions of
  • Personalized access, including e-mail newsletters such as California Today, mobile apps for phones and tablets, with customizable news feeds, and article recommendations based on topics you most commonly read about.

Use your library card to log in and create an account. You will then receive a 72-hour pass to access the newspaper. Access as much as you want.

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