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Online historic and current newspapers:

The Baltimore Sun covering 1837 to the present and the Baltimore Afro-American Newspaper from 1893 – 1988 are available online as
newspaper databases. The New York Times,The Wall Street Journal, and Washington Post are also available online.

Links to our online newspaper databases can be located by clicking on the Magazines and Newspapers link under Research Databases and Tools section of the Find Info area of our home page.

To access these databases you must have a valid BCPL library card (see and password (see about passwords)

Direct link to all our online databases:

Having trouble connecting to a database? Please review our Troubleshooting information at (See for more information) 

The Periodicals Department of the Enoch Pratt Free Library, which serves as the public library for the city of Baltimore as well as the State Library for Maryland, has one of the largest public collections of newspapers including historic Maryland county newspapers in the state.