The Directory of U.S. Newspapers in American Libraries (previously known as the United States Newspaper Directory and included in the Chronicling America: Historic American Newspaper online collection) is derived from the library catalog records primarily created by state institutions during the United States Newspaper Program (USNP) (1982-2011).
This directory of newspapers published in the United States since 1690 can help identify what titles exist for a specific place and time, and how to access them. While the data in this resource mirrors what is also available in OCLC WorldCat, this directory provides an alternate interface to this information, tailored to searching newspaper records and available as its own dataset.
The Library of Congress does not hold all titles included in this Directory.
The Serial & Government Publications Division maintains one of the most extensive newspaper collections in the world. Beyond its newspaper holdings, the Division also has extensive collections of current periodicals, government publications, and comic books. These collections are accessed in the Newspaper & Current Periodical Reading Room which is located in Room LM-133 in the James Madison building in Washington, D.C.