NewsBank's Research Collection
Explore issues and events at the local, regional, national and international level. Includes diverse source types including print and online-only newspapers, blogs, newswires, journals, broadcast transcripts and videos.
Access local historical newspapers online
Full-text digital scans are available for selected issues of the following newspapers: Antioch Ledger, Byron Times, Concord Transcript, Contra Costa Courier, Danville Journal, Contra Costa Gazette, Contra Costan, Daily Gazette, Daily Press, Danville Journal, Journal (El Cerrito), Martinez Daily Standard, Pittsburg Post, Pittsburg Post Dispatch, Richmond Daily Independent.
The Pleasant Hill Library has the following local history resources:
California Digital Newspaper Collection
A Freely Accessible Repository of Digitized California Newspapers from 1846 to the Present
Remember & Go
Contra Costa County Library's local history database which features the Library’s collections as well as those of other local history-related institutions, such as historical societies and museums, in order to create awareness of these resources and increase their use.
East Bay Times - 4/5/2016 -
The East Bay Times Image is the full-page, full-color newspaper online. It includes photos, advertisements, & articles, and can be browsed or searched. The East Bay Times daily image edition is available (December 18, 2018 - present) in NewsBank.
Contra Costa Times - Date Range: 6/1/1995 - 4/4/2016
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 and State