Jefferson LA, — Patrons can now easily search across 150 years of local, national and international history through the digital archives of the New Orleans Times-Picayune. The site features fully-searchable images of every page printed by the Times-Picayune between 1837 and 1988. Patrons with a library card can access this robust archive from home, the library or a mobile device. It’s free of charge and is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. 

In addition to 150 years of local and regional news coverage the archives of the Times-Picayune offer a massive index of birth and death notices, classifieds, and news reports published in the Times from the nation and the world. Library users can now search for all of that data keyword or browse by date or topic. 

This online resource is made possible through NewsBank, Inc. NewsBank has been a premier information provider for more than 40 years, offering comprehensive resources that meet the diverse research needs of public libraries, colleges and universities, schools, military and government libraries, and professionals around the world. 

For more information, visit The Jefferson Parish Library’s archive of the Times-Picayune can be found at