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Pennsylvania Newspapers

A list of Pennsylvania newspapers owned by or accessible through the State Library of Pennsylvania.

The State Library of Pennsylvania contains thousands of newspapers, primarily from Pennsylvania.  Click on a link under Pennsylvania Newspapers by Town or Pennsylvania Newspapers by County to find:

  • Our full list of Pennsylvania newspapers that we own in print or on microfilm. 
    • Date ranges for our holdings in parentheses.  Please note that these ranges may be missing some issues.  To check for a specific issue, please search our catalog.
  • Links to any available digital copies.
    • Online access links to websites with freely available copies.
    • State Library Databases are available to Commonwealth of Pennsylvania employees with a State Library card.  Apply for a State Library card.
  • Earlier and later titles.

If the newspaper you are looking for is not available digitally, please schedule an appointment to use our print and/or microfilm copies in the State Library.

Need more information?  Find an error?  Please contact us at or 717-783-5950


Pennsylvania Newspapers by Town

Newspapers are arranged alphabetically in each town except for Philadelphia newspapers.  Philadelphia newspapers are arranged chronologically.

A - B - C - D - E - F - G - H - I - J - K - L - M - N - O - P - Philadelphia - Pittsburgh - Q-R - S - T - U V - W - Y-Z



Pennsylvania Newspapers by Counties

Each county lists towns alphabetically.  Newspapers for each town are listed alphabetically.  Philadelphia newspapers are listed chronologically.

A - B - C - D - E - F - G - H - I - J - L - M - N - Philadelphia - P - S - T - U - V - W - Y




Please note that newspapers changed titles, merged, and split with great frequency.  Minor differences in titles, such as "the" are important to distinguish between them.  When titles and date ranges appear to be the same, there are differences in publication frequency: daily, weekly, semi-weekly, etc.  We have added the frequency in parentheses to the title to help you distinguish between identical titles.

Newspapers in the United States have a long history of associations with political parties, religious groups, ethnic groups, and other community organizations. Many of the newspapers in the State Library's collections contain "Democrat," "Republican," or "Independent" in their titles to signify their political affiliation. This was normal, accepted, and expected by newspaper readers and publishers. For more information about newspapers and political affiliations, see, "Political Parties and the Press" from