May I check out a periodical?

No, our periodicals don't circulate. You can make photocopies at the Rapid Graphics Copy Center for 10 cents a page (with credit or debit card) or at any of the copy machines around the library (using your Wildcat card).

Many of our journals and periodicals are online. Check the link Search for Journals by Title to see if the one you need is in one of our databases.


How do I find an article in the Sacramento Bee?

The Sacramento Bee is the leading newspaper of northern California.

Through our subscription to NewsBank America's News we have online access to the Sacramento Bee from 1984 to the present.

On our "Newspapers" page click on the link for the Sacramento Bee e-edition.


How to find historical newspaper articles

Look under the Quick Links section of the library home page and find the icon for "Newspapers". Here you will find listed many options for searching both historical and current newspaper collections.

Additionally, a large selection of local and regional newspapers on microfilm is available on the second floor.

If you need help with the microfilm readers, please ask for assistance at the Circulation/Reserve Desk on the 1st floor.


I'm looking for newspaper articles

Current Print Newspapers

The Meriam Library maintains current subscriptions to a limited number of daily print newspapers. These newspapers can be found in the Media & Microforms section on the 2nd floor of the Library. The available newspapers are:


I'm looking for information about Chico and Northeastern California


Use OneSearch. Books may only have broad subject headings, so if you are seeking information on a more specific topic you may have to broaden your search. For instance you might not find anything under the name of an individual who might be covered in a collective biography try a heading such as "Butte County (Calif.) - Biography" or an historical work under a heading like "Chico (Calif.) -- History."