Newspapers & Microfilm


The library provides newspapers for patrons to read in the library. The library receives 2 copies of the Oregon Observer. One of the copies may be checked out for 2 weeks. All other newspapers are for in library use only.

Go to our Research & Discovery - Newspapers page for resources to access newspapers online.

Title Publication Frequency Rention
La Comunidad Biweekly Keep 4 issues
Isthmus Weekly Keep 4 weeks
Great Dane Biweekly Keep 1 copy
Fitchburg Star Monthly Keep 2 years
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Daily Keep 2 weeks
New York Times Daily Keep 2 weeks
Oregon Observer Weekly Keep 2 years
USA Today M-F & Combined weekend issue Keep 2 weeks
Wall Street Journal Daily Keep 2 weeks
Wisconsin State Journal Daily Keep 12 weeks


Oregon Observer Microfilm


We have a microfilm reader that is available to the public on a first come first serve basis.

We have the microfilm for:

  • Oregon Observer, from 1881- 2016
  • US Census for Dane County from 1850-1870
  • US Census for Dodge County for 1850

Obituary and Marriage Index

We maintain a physical index to obituaries published in the Oregon Observer from 1881 to 2017 and marriage announcements published from 1881-1945.

Obituaries from 2018 to present are indexed online in the LINKcat Newspaper Index.

Request A Newspaper Article

Request a Newspaper Article

If you need help locating a newspaper article in print or online, you're in the right place.

Complete our Request a Newspaper Article form and a librarian will start searching for the article.