Skip to main content is the largest online newspaper archive consisting of 607 million+ pages of historical newspapers from 18,400+ newspapers from around the United States and beyond. Newspapers provide a unique view of the past and can help us understand and connect with the people, events and attitudes of an earlier time. is perfect for:
*Family Historians

At it’s easy and convenient to search or browse the collection to find news, notices of births, marriages and deaths, sports, comics and much more. Our high quality digital images and powerful viewer provide the best look at these historical papers and make it easy to print, save and share what you find.

Please contact the Carlock Library (email:; Phone: 309-376-5651) for information on how to access