The Library recently began a subscription to the online archives of Le Monde diplomatique – a monthly newspaper offering analysis and opinion on politics, culture, and current affairs. Based in Paris and founded in 1954 under the umbrella of the French daily newspaper Le Monde, it soon acquired an international reputation for its incisive monthly articles. In 1996 it won editorial and financial independence by forming its own company.
The online archives provide quick and easy access to all articles published in the original French edition back to the first issue in 1954 and to the English edition back to 1996. While there is a moving wall of approximately 6 months limiting full access to current content, the Library continues its print subscription which can be found in the Newspaper/Microforms collection in room 40 on the bottom floor of Doe Library. Le Monde diplomatique, originally published in French, has more than 72 editions in 26 different languages. In the Heyns Reading Room on the second floor of Doe, current print editions for the Argentinian, Peruvian, and Venezuelan editions can be also be found in the Folio section.