Library's Digital Gainesville Sun Archives Expand

Contact: Rachel Cook

Gainesville, Fla. – The Alachua County Library District expanded its digital Gainesville Sun archives to extend back to 1911 this fall, making 110 years of local history available to library cardholders from any computer.

Library cardholders can access the archives at Users can search by keyword or date and print, email, or download PDFs and images from 1911 to the present. Browse news articles, legal announcements, advertisements, and obituaries in the archive. The database is available 24/7 from computers or mobile devices.

“This improved service makes more than a century of Gainesville’s history available to anyone with an Alachua County Library District card,” said Library Director Shaney T. Livingston. “We hope genealogists, historians, and students will explore this robust archive to aid their projects and research.”

The enhanced database became available to the public on Sept. 29. Before the expansion, the Library District’s digital Gainesville Sun archived extended to 1995 and only offered article text without photos from 1995-2018. 

For more details or to schedule an interview, please contact Rachel Cook at 352-334-3909 or

If a person with a disability needs an accommodation in order to participate in this event he or she is entitled, at no cost to him or her, to the provision of certain assistance.  Please contact the Alachua County Library District at 352-334-3910 at least three (3) days prior to the event.  TTY users please call 711 (Florida Relay Service).



By Rachel on October 22, 2021