Current Maine News

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Browse Maine Newspapers by Issue / Date

There are a number of ways to access digital content from past issues of Maine newspapers:

  • E-Editions - This collection includes pdf versions of all of Maine's daily papers and many weekly newspapers. Dates vary by title. E-edition files can only be accessed from computers in the library.
  • Maine Newsstand - Article-level content from most of Maine's daily newspapers is available through a licensed database that we make available to all Maine residents. Content can by any computer geographically located in Maine.
  • Historical Issues - A growing number of historical newspapers are being made available online through various digitization efforts. The links below provide access to any of the content that is available free of charge.

E-Edition : Jan 2020 - present

Maine Newsstand : Jul 1, 1993 - present

Historical Issues : Oct 1970 - Dec 1998

E-Edition : July 2019 - present

Maine Newsstand : Oct 1995 - present

Historical Issues : Jun 1862 - Feb 1901

E-Edition : Jul 2019 - present

Maine Newsstand : Jan 26, 2006 - present

E-Edition : May 2019 - present

Maine Newsstand : Aug 21, 2005 - present

E-Edition : Dec 2019 - present

Maine Newsstand : Aug 21, 2005 - present

Historical Issues : Jan 1870 - March 1898

E-Edition : Jan 2020 - present

Other Maine Newspaper Resources

E-Editions of select Maine weekly newspapers

List of digitized historical Maine newspapers

Maine Newsstand content from Maine Times (Feb 1994 - April 2002)

US and Global News Sources


Global Newsstream

Search the most recent global news content in over 2,800 news sources including newspapers, newswires, news journals, transcripts, video, and digital-first content in full-text format. The archives stretch back into the 1980s.

Newsstand (Gale)

A full-text newspaper resource searchable by title, headline, date, author, newspaper section, or other fields. Access to more than 2,300 major U.S. regional, national, and local newspapers, as well as leading titles from around the world. It also includes thousands of images, radio and TV broadcasts and transcripts.


Proquest Newspapers

US Newsstream enables users to search the most recent premium U.S. news content from local and regional newspapers as well as archives stretching back into the 1980s. The site also includes content from newswires, blogs, and news sites in active full-text format.