Answered By: Otto - Alachua County Library District
Last Updated: Mar 12, 2019     Views: 1443

You can usually find today's copy of the Gainesville Sun newspaper at any one of our Alachua County Library District locations.  Most library branches have back issues for several weeks in stock.

The library also gives you access to the Gainesville Sun and numerous other newspapers online through the Newsbank database, which has searchable Gainesville Sun articles dating back to 1995.

You can also stop by our downtown Gainesville Headquarters library and look through the most comprehensive collection of the Gainesville Sun newspapers available on microfilm which dates from current issues back to the late 1800s (current months are delayed a few months for processing).  An online index is available from 2007 back to 1986 on the library's Research page.  The Headquarters library also has one of the last remaining card catalogs, indexing the Gainesville Sun from 1985 back to its earliest issues.  These indices also include obituaries. 

You may also find digital scans of the Gainesville Sun newspaper online dating from December 31, 2007 back to June 1, 1981 by searching the Google News Archive for the Gainesville Sun.  The Library of Congress' Chronicling America project also has a digital archive of the Gainesville Sun dating from 1938 back to the early 1900s and the University of Florida's Florida Digital Newspaper Library online has some of the oldest issues of the Gainesville Sun dating back to the late 1800s, with additional issues from 1964.


Gainesville Sun Access: Library Resources Summary

MICROFILM: (most comprehensive at Headquarters) late 1800s-2017

MICROFILM CARD CATALOG: (Microfilm Index at Headquarters) late 1800s-1985 

ONLINE: Microfilm Index 1986-2007

ONLINE: Newsbank subscription database 1995-Current

PAPER: (at all library locations) several weeks back-Current


Gainesville Sun Access: Other Resources Summary

ONLINE: Library of Congress' Chronicling America  1789-1963

ONLINE: University of Florida Digital Newspaper Library 1909-1888, and 1964

ONLINE: Google News Archive 1981-2007


Comments (2)

  1. Are their any scanned/digital issues of the Sun from the 1966-67 area available anywhere?
    by Susie on Apr 03, 2016.
  2. We have those on microfilm, but they're not available in NewsBank or in the Google News archive.
    by ACLD eBranch on Apr 05, 2016.