Access The News-Press Online
​The primary newspaper for the Lee County area is The News-Press.

Online access to The News-Press are available within each of the Lee County Library System branch locations. If you are accessing The News-Press from outside of the library, please be prepared to enter your library barcode number.

Request an Obituary From Microfilm

The Fort Myers Regional Library keeps an archive of the local newspaper on microfilm from 1884 to the present. All are welcome to submit an obituary related request.

All obituary related requests must include the deceased's name, date of death and city of residence. Please include any other information that could help us verify the obituary. Include your full name and complete address in the letter.

Patrons have two options for submitting their requests:

  • If a photocopy of the original notice is needed, send a self-addressed stamped envelope my mail. The envelope must be large enough to accommodate at least two 8 ½ x 11 sheets of paper.

    Mail your request to:
    Reference Department, Fort Myers Regional Library, 2450 First Street, Fort Myers, FL  33901

  • If an email reply is desired, send your request to The email response will include the notice, the complete citation, and any additional recommendations. No photocopy will be provided.

Your request will be handled on a staff available basis. We cannot guarantee a return date.