IMPORTANT NEWS: The vendor of our Historical Newspaper Database is ceasing its hosting of this offering at the end of June 2024. We - the Dennis Libraries, the Yarmouth Town Libraries, and the Sturgis Library - have located a new vendor, but it will take one year to transition from one system to another. We ask for your patience and trust the new product will be worth the wait. Thank you!


You can now search historic local newspapers from the comfort of your own home!  Our collection includes issues of The Register and The Barnstable Patriot, as well as issues from other titles assumed by those periodicals over the years.

Take some time to explore, search for relatives or favorite businesses from years past, remember major events on Cape Cod, and more!  To get started, visit the online archive or click on the newspaper images above. Please contact your local Dennis library if you have any questions about searching the archive. 

We are grateful for the Community Preservation Committees of the towns of Dennis, Barnstable, and Yarmouth for funding this project, and to the Institute Museum of Library Services and the Lothropp Family Foundation for their partial funding of the digitization of The Barnstable Patriot from 1830-1930.
Historic Newspaper Searching Instruction
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