The Pleasant Hill Library has the following local history resources:
- Historical newspapers
Locate all newspapers for a specific Contra Costa community or check the different libraries for a specific community newspaper.
Contra Costa back to 1870.
- City directories
Dating back to 1914.
- Business directories
Dating back to the 1940s.
- Telephone books
Dating back to 1955
Contra Costa Times
Contra Costa Times - Date Range: 6/1/1995 - Current.
Pictures, graphics, advertising, and classified advertisements are not included in this database. Obituary articles are included, but obituary notices are not. The database is updated daily.
Regional: Alameda Times-Star, Berkeley Voice, Brentwood News, Concord Transcripts, El Cerrito Journal, Lamorinda Sun, Ledger Dispatch, Montclarion, Piedmonter, The Record, San Ramon Valley Times, Solano Times, Valley Times, Walnut Creek Journal, West County Times, West County Weekly.
State: Sacramento Bee, San Jose Mercury News, Santa Cruz Sentinel, San Francisco Chronicle, San Diego Union-Tribune, Los Angeles Times Newswire, and more.
Spanish-language Newspapers: Sources from Florida to California. Articles from other news sources across Argentina, Brazil, Chile, China,
Columbia, Ecuador, Mexico, Peru and Spain.