Microfilm readerWe have a microfilm reader that is available to the public on a first come first serve basis.

We have the microfilm for:

  • Oregon Observer, from 1881- 2016
  • US Census for Dane County from 1850-1870
  • US Census for Dodge County for 1850


Oregon Observer MicrofilmOregon Observer

We have a subscription to our local newspaper, the Oregon Observer and there are several ways you can access the full text the Oregon Observer.

  • Microfilm, we have the newspaper on micofilm from 1881 to 2016
  • In print, we keep copies of the newspaper from the last 2 years
  • Online, access Archive of Wisconsin Newspapers (Provided by BadgerLink) which has the Oregon Observer from 2005 to 90 days ago

Go to our Research & Discovery - Newspapers page for more online newspaper resources.

Obituary and Marriage Index

We maintain a physical index to obituaries published in the Oregon Observer from 1881 to 2017 and marriage announcements published from 1881-1945.

Obituaries from 2018 to present are indexed online in the LINKcat Newspaper Index.

Request A Newspaper Article

Request a Newspaper ArticleIf you need help locating a newspaper article in print or online, you're in the right place.

Complete our Request a Newspaper Article form and a librarian will start searching for the article.