125 Years of the Los Angeles Times

Visit our new exhibit celebrating the Los Angeles Times' 125-year history of covering Southern California

This exhibit runs from Monday, August 21, 2006 through Saturday, September 30, 2006 and is open to the public and free of charge. For more information on the exhibit, please call (323) 343-4435.

The Los Angeles Times was first published on December 4, 1881, under the name of the Los Angeles Daily Times. Today, the Pulitzer Prize-winning Los Angeles Times is the largest metropolitan daily newspaper in the country, with a daily readership of nearly 2.2 million and about 3.3 million on Sunday.

Additional Resources

The Library also offers two searchable databases featuring the LA Times and covering different time periods.

The Historical Los Angeles Times 1881-1985
This database offers completely searchable full text and full image coverage from 1881-1985. It gives quick and accurate Web access to articles, editorials, classified ads, comics, cartoons, photos, maps, and graphics. The collection provides access to every page from every available issue.

Los Angeles Times 1986 - present
Southern California's largest daily newspaper.