*Please note that the newspaper publisher likely embargoes their content for some time before they are considered archival and can be viewed through the archives.

Our handout below, Search Smart - Local Newspapers, lists what we have for Winnipeg and Manitoba newspapers. We update this information once approximately every 6 months.  Contact us to find out about current holdings.

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  • The database Canadian Major Dailies provides access to current Winnipeg Free Press articles (in-library use only).
  • Daily print copies of Winnipeg and Manitoba newspapers are currently not available for in-library use.

Newspaper archives

  • Access the complete Winnipeg Free Press archive and past editions of many Manitoba newspapers through our subscription to Newspaper Archive®. Visit and use your valid Winnipeg Public Library card to log-in.
  • Millennium Library (251 Donald Street) has past editions of Winnipeg newspapers in microfilm. Content on microfilm can be scanned and saved to your own USB drive.


  • Browse local newspaper clippings files about Winnipeg and Manitoba topics.
  • Files are available to use at the Millennium Library – Local History Room. Copy, photographed or scan-to-email.

Other sources

Newspaper archives may also be found in the digital collections of other organizations: for example, all editions of the Winnipeg Tribune (1890-1980) are freely available on the University of Manitoba Archives and Special Collections website. An archive of the former free daily The Metro is also available online.  See links below and contact us for help with searching.


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