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The Johnson Public Library has a large collection of newspapers - some available in print and others on microfilm. We also have a homemade Obituary Index for the Bergen Record. Details are listed below. 

Available in Print

  • The Record

  • The New York Times

  • The Wall Street Journal

  • The Star Ledger

  • El Diario

Current issues can be found in the main reading room on a rack near the DVD shelves. 


Back issues (up to six months) can be requested in our Periodicals Department in the lower level. 


Please call ahead (201-343-4169 x8)

to check if we have a specific issue.

Available on Microfilm

Hackensack Republican

  • (9/12/1878 thru 12/29/1938)

Bergen County Democrat

  • (12/27/1861 thru 12/26/1919)

Bergen Index

  • (11/12/1878 thru 12/30/1895)

Bergen News

  • (2/6/1912 thru 3/31/1914)

Bergen County Journal

  • (3/6/1858 thru 4/28/1860)

New Jersey Citizen

  • (5/18/1871 thru 5/12/1874)

Bergen Evening Record

  • (7/30/1901 thru 9/30/1960)

The Record

  • (10/1/1960 thru 12/31/2020)  

New York Times

  • (9/1851 thru 12/2014)

Wall Street Journal

  • (Jan 1965 thru Dec 2001)

Hudson Dispatch

  • (Jan 1973 thru Feb 1991)

Herald News

  • (July 1966 thru April 1982)

The Record Index

We have a homemade Obituary Index for the Bergen Record listing all obituaries from 1901-1984. The listings are sorted by year and then name. You can come into the library to look up a name or call 201-343-4169 x8 to check for a listing.


You can also find article citations on The Record website. Accessing the articles through the website requires a subscription to but if you have the date and page number of the article we may be able to access it using our microfilm collection.

Full Text Digital Newspapers

New Jersey Historical Newspapers
(Including The Bergen Record)

This database contains full-text searchable newspaper articles from New Jersey's past and present. Access image-based newspaper titles browsing each edition as it was printed – including articles, photos, advertisements, obituaries, editorial cartoons and so much more.


Title List (historical newspapers may have different names):

  • Bergen Record (Hackensack) 1895 – Present

  • Asbury Park Press 1905 – Present

  • Courier News (Bridgewater) 1 961 – Present 

  • Courier-Post (Cherry Hill)  1950 – Present 

  • The Daily Journal (Vineland)  1925 – Present

  • Daily Record (Morristown)  1974 – Present 

  • Home News Tribune (East Brunswick)  1903 – Present 

  • North Jersey Herald News (Passaic)  1872 – Present  

The New York Times

As a Johnson Public Library patron, you have free access to everything The New York Times has to offer, including News, Games, Cooking, Wirecutter and The Athletic! Here’s how to get started exploring:


Get free access to, onsite at your library

  1. Visit using any device. Ensure you are using the library’s WiFi connection.

  2. Go to the upper right-hand corner of the screen. Click on “Log in” to create a free account or log-in to your existing account.

  3. You now have full access to all journalism on while logged in at the library.


Note: Access to The NYT News and Audio Apps, New York Times Games, New York Times Cooking, Wirecutter and The Athletic can be accessed using a 24-hour access code —from anywhere. See directions below!

Whether you are at the library or at home, you can access the full world of The New York Times from anywhere with 24-hour access codes! These codes will allow you unlimited 24-hour access to News, Games, Cooking, Wirecutter and The Athletic. 

Get free access to New York Times from anywhere (offsite)

  1. Go to our dedicated URL HERE to redeem a 24-hour access code.

  2. Your code will auto-populate. Click redeem.

  3. You will need to either register for a free account or log in to your existing account.

  4. After receiving confirmation that your access code is valid, you will have 24-hours of complimentary access to the full world of The New York Times.

  5. Once your 24-hour access code expires, you can simply repeat the process from Step 1 to redeem another 24-hour code.

The Bergen Record

Full Text articles on local news, issues, events, people and much more from current and archival issues of The Record. Updated daily, it includes obituaries, editorials, announcements and other sections. 1/1/1985-present.

Regional Business News

This database is updated daily and provides full-text coverage of regional business publications, including 75 business journals, newspapers, and newswires from all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States.

New York Times
Digital Newspapers
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