Newspaper Indexes

Barnstable Patriot and Register Digital Archive

Sturgis Library’s digital newspaper archive of the Barnstable Patriot and the Register newspapers cover Cape Cod and the Islands, with 20th century emphasis on the towns of Barnstable, Dennis, and Yarmouth. The Patriot archive covers the years 1830 to 2017, and the Register covers the years 1836 to 2017.

This archive allows researchers to search and view issues of the newspaper online using keyword searching.  Articles can be saved, printed, emailed, or shared on social media.

Please be aware that this is a large archive, and limiting your search results will decrease response time.

Please contact us at (508) 362-6636 or at for assistance using this archive.

Print Newspaper Holdings

The Library also has complete holdings of the Barnstable Patriot and the Register on microfilm from 1830 to date, and the Patriot in print from 1890 to date. Researchers may come into the library and use the microfilm in person, or may contact library staff at (508) 362-6636 or for research assistance.

The Sturgis Library and Falmouth library both own microfilm copies of miscellaneous issues of Cape Cod and Boston newspapers, predominantly from Falmouth. They are held in the microfilm collections. Click here for a complete list of titles.

Other Cape Cod Newspaper Archives

More Cape Cod Newspapers

*The digital archive project is supported by the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act as administered by the state of Massachusetts. Additional funds were provided by the Lothropp Family Foundation and the Town of Barnstable Community Preservation Committee. The Library is indebted to Vincent Golden, Curator of Newspapers and Periodicals at the American Antiquarian Society in Worcester for his assistance with this project.