Many of our patrons come into the library looking for old newspaper articles. Old is often only a few days ago but sometimes it's years and even decades ago. While many newspapers allow you to search for old articles for fee, AFPLS allows access to many back issues and even historical newspapers for free with your library card!
We have theAtlanta Journal-Constitution available online from 1985 to the present. This paper can be access from any AFPLS branch. You must be inside a library for free access. Once at a library computer, go to the library homepage, click on A-Z Databases then scroll down to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Databases are listed alphabetically.
Newspapers nation and world-wide can be accessed from another database, America's Newspapers. Dates available vary from paper to paper. For example, the Detroit News is available from 1999-present; the Chicago Tribune is available from 1985; the Washington Post from 1977; and the Miami Herald is available from 1982.
You can also access the Historical New York Times, with dates from 1851 to 1980.
We also have a database specifically for obituaries called America's Obituaries & Death Notices.
These and many other online resources are available through AFPLS' database page.