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The New Mexico State Library holds thousands of rolls of microfilm for New Mexico newspapers dating from the territorial period of the 1850’s to the present. Microfilm readers/printers are available on site. Since we do loan microfilm, not every reel is available for in-library use every day. The State Library will loan another library up to 3 reels of microfilm per request for a period of 45 days with no renewals.
Please contact your local library to initiate your request.
Finding microfilm reels
It is common for newspapers to change names – even if only slightly – as ownership of the paper changes. This can make catalog records for newspapers confusing. Confusing catalog records makes tracking down a specific newspaper challenging. To make this process easier, this LibGuide has been organized by location. We have added cross-references from county and city when appropriate. If you are unable to find what you need, please don't hesitate to contact us.
New Mexico Newspapers: A Comprehensive Guide to Bibliographical Entries and Locations by Pearce Grove is useful for understanding newspaper name changes and to identify the names of newspapers by location throughout New Mexico. It can be checked out from the SW collection.
Amy Schaefer, Southwest Librarian