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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 Newspapers Online

The Bergen Record

The Bergen Record

(library computers only)

Business News

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.

Interactive and fully searchable, this database lets you browse through isues like they were right in your hands. You can even change the language--Spanish, Russian, Greek, and more! The Bergen Record is available from 1/1/2010-present. Also available for 30 days from the day of publication: Bogota Bulletin, Community News, Hackensack Chronicle, Teaneck Suburbanite, Town News, and Twin-boro 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.

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