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Microfilm & Local Newspapers

Butte County Library has microfilm reader-printers at the Chico, Oroville and Paradise branch libraries. The Gridley branch has a microfilm reader but no print capability. Each branch also has local newspapers on microfilm available for the public to view. If you have your own microfiche or microfilm to view, you may bring it in to view on a library reader.

If you are unable to come into a branch and are looking for an obituary in a local newspaper, please fill out our Obituary Request form.

Google News Archives provides access to digitized newspapers, including the Chico Weekly Courant (Nov 18, 1865 - Oct 30, 1868).

The California Digital Newspaper Collection is a freely accessible repository of digitized California newspapers from 1846 to the Present.

Butte County Newspapers Online

News from around California

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530.538.7525

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855.379.4097

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530.868.5724

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530.891.2762

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530.879.3835

Gridley Branch
530.846.3323

Oroville Branch
530.538.7641

Paradise Branch
530.872.6320

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