Newspaper archives

Library members have free access to our subscriber-only newspaper websites in libraries and from home. You’ll need your library card number and PIN to sign in.

The online reference library includes:

  • Current newspapers and magazines (PressReader)
  • Times Digital Archive 1785–2008
  • Sunday Times 1822–2006
  • Illustrated London News 1842–2003
  • British Newspaper Archive 1710–1954, including Hastings Observer and Sussex Advertiser – available in library only

Several libraries have national or local papers and magazines in print or microfilm – some dating back to the 1700s. Find your local library or contact us to find out more.

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