Current Newspapers in Print

The library subscribes to the following newspapers:

  • Michigan City News Dispatch
  • Chesterton Tribune
  • Chicago Tribune
  • Indianapolis Star
  • LaPorte County Herald Argus
  • Post-Tribune (Northwest Indiana)
  • South Bend Tribune
  • The Times (Northwest Indiana)
  • USA Today
  • Wall Street Journal
  • Westville Indicator
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The print editions of the Michigan City News Dispatch are kept until the microfilm covering those editions is received. The News Dispatch is held in print or microfilm in perpetuity. All other current newspapers are kept for one week.

Newspapers on Microfilm

The following local newspapers are available on microfilm for use within the library:

  • Michigan City Gazette: 5/5/1841 and 7/21/1841
  • Michigan City Enterprise: 11/28/1855 – 6/9/1871
  • Michigan City Dispatch: 9/1879 – 10/2/1913
  • Michigan City Evening Dispatch: 4/26/1881 – 6/4/1938
  • Michigan City Evening News: 8/1/1887 – 6/8/1922
  • Michigan City News: 8/11/1887 – 6/4/1938
  • The Weekly Times: 2/20/1909 – 8/7/1909
  • Michigan City Press: 5/8/1939 – 10/18/1939
  • Michigan City Review: 12/3/1948 – 12/9/1949
  • Michigan City News Dispatch: 6/6/1938 – present

Three microfilm reader/printers are available to use within the library. Printing is $0.15 a page.

The Indiana State Library lends microfilm reels of Indiana newspapers to libraries across the country. Please visit the state library site for a complete list of their newspaper holdings. Please stop by the Reference Desk or call 219-873-3044 for more information on interlibrary loan.

Newspapers in Online Databases

Find current and historic newspapers using these online resources and databases.

Chronicling America

Chronicling America

Historic American newspapers. Search newspaper pages from 1836-1922. A project of the National Endowment for the Humanities & the Library of Congress.

Hoosier State Chronicles

Hoosier State Chronicles

Indiana’s digital historic newspaper program. Free, online access to Indiana’s historic newspapers. Operated by the Indiana State Library.

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Indiana State Library Databases

Indiana newspaper indexes, biography index, Indiana cemetery locator index, Indiana marriages, Indiana World War II servicemen, and more.

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McClatchy-Tribune Newspaper Collection

Free access to the last three months of 100 newspapers. Titles include The Boston Globe, Chicago Tribune, The Orlando Sentinel, and The Sacramento Bee. Updated daily. Log in with your library card number.

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Newspaper Source

Provides selected full text from 200 U.S. and 20 international newspapers, 21 newswires and newspaper columns, and 26 TV and radio news transcripts. Cover-to-cover text from The Christian Science Monitor, USA Today, The Washington Post, and more. Updated daily. Log in with your library card number.



Get almost real-time access to top world-wide news from Associated Press, United Press International, PR Newswire, Xinhua, CNN Wire, and Business Wire. Log in with your library card number.

Regional Business News

Regional Business News

Full-text regional U.S. and Canadian business publications covering business, politics, and economics. Includes nearly 100 publications, including Indiana Business, Crain’s Chicago Business, and more. Log in with your library card number.


Web News

Includes nearly immediate access to 14,000 top news feeds from around the world, covering a range of business and general news topics. Log in with your library card number.