Answered By: History, Philosophy and Newspaper Library
Last Updated: Dec 12, 2016     Views: 3

Some of the digitized newspapers in our collection are freely available for anyone to use, provided they have access to a computer with Internet access and a current web browser. These newspapers and newspaper collections are identified in our Newspaper Database, our library guides, and on our website as "freely available, or else by an "unlocked" icon:

Other newspapers and newspaper collections will be marked with a note like "UIUC Only" or "Access restricted to UIUC affiliates". Remote access to these newspapers and newspaper collections is restricted to students, faculty, and staff of the University. However, anybody can access these newspapers and newspaper collections by visiting the University of Illinois Library in person. We also have a large collection of print newspapers and newspapers on microfilm that can be used by anyone who visits the Library. It's best to plan your visit in advance, especially if you want to use a print newspaper, as our print newspapers must be retrieved from an offsite storage faciilty, and evaluated for condition, before they can be used.

To begin planning your visit, please contact us at, or by telephone at (217) 333-1509.

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