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Detroit Newspaper Search


Search our extensive collection of Detroit News, Detroit Free Press and Detroit Times articles starting from 1874 to the present.

Three Search Options

  1. Come to the Main Library and conduct the search yourself with some guidance from library staff. There's no charge except for printing.
  2. Complete the Newspaper Search Request form and have the search conducted by library staff for a fee. Search results will be mailed to you.
  3. Engage an independent researcher.

Fees for Staff Conducted Searches

  • The Detroit Public Library charges the following fees for staff conducted newspaper article searches:
  • $15.00 per hour charged for each newspaper article request submitted with an exact article date.
  • $25.00 per hour for each newspaper article request submitted without an exact article date, with a minimum prepayment of $25.00 (1 hour) per search.
  • Fees include postage, photocopying and handling.
  • All newspaper search fees must be prepaid.
  • Payment in U.S. funds only.
  • Make your check or money order payable to Detroit Public Library.
  • Credit card orders must include security code to be processed.

The Library cannot guarantee that a newspaper article will be located. The Library staff will search for articles in the Detroit News, Detroit Free Press, and Detroit Times for three days following a given date.


Detroit Free Press

Covers the daily newspaper from Detroit, Michigan.

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Detroit Free Press (1831-1999)

Historical newspapers from the Detroit Free Press

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