Newspapers and magazines


Bank Holiday Monday.Our libraries will be closed on 29 August 2016. E-library services are available when we’re closed.

We have a wide range of free events happening in libraries over the summer. Check our events pages for an activity near you.

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.

Online reference library

The online reference library includes:

  • Current UK newspapers 1998 onwards (Newsbank)
  • Current magazines (Zinio)
  • 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.