The library has the following local newspapers. All but the more recent issues are on microfilm.
- The Atlantic News, September 1, 1987-2009 (ceased publication with August 14, 2009 issue). Some are online here.
- The Exeter News-Letter, May 10, 1831-December 1901. Some are online here. We also stock the last two years or so of paper copies. Other years are available at the Exeter Public Library on microfilm.
- Hampton Beach News-Guide, July 15, 1922-September 6, 1934
- The Hampton Union, all issues 1899-present. Some are online here.
- The Herald Sunday, Exeter-Hampton edition, 1999-2007 (name changed to Seacoast Sunday in late 2007)
- Seacoast Scene, 1986-present
The library maintains an online index to the Atlantic News, Hampton Union and Herald Sunday on its website. Coverage to date is as follows:
- Atlantic News: 1994 to 2009 (ceased publication with August 14, 2009 issue)
- Hampton Union: June 15, 1999 to present
- Herald Sunday: June 13, 1999 through 2007 (name changed to Seacoast Sunday in late 2007)
- Seacoast Sunday: August 2010 to present
Other newspaper indexes have been published in book form and are listed below. These are available in the library's New Hampshire room.
- Exeter News-Letter, vital records indexed from 1831-1865
- Genealogical abstracts from early New Hampshire newspapers / by Scott Lee Chipman. (Bowie, MD : Heritage Books, 2000)
- Genealogical abstracts from the New Hampshire Mercury, 1784-1788 / Robert Scobie. (Bowie, Md. : Heritage Books, 1997)
- Notices from the New Hampshire Gazette, 1765-1800 / Otis G. Hammond.(Lambertville, N.J. : Hunterdon House, c1970)
- Vital records 1790-1829 from Dover, New Hampshire's first newspaper / by William Edgar Wentworth. (Camden, Me. : Picton Press, 1994)