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Bring history to life by searching our newspaper archives for old stories, columns and historical events. We subscribe to a variety of resources, so whether it’s a research project, a homework assignment or family history you’re working on, our collections can help you.
To access our resources from home, you'll need your library card number.
Newsbank provides access to articles from over 800 newspapers, magazines and other publications throughout the UK and Ireland.
If you are using a PC in the library you can visit the Newsbank website.
To access UK Newsstand remotely, e.g. from home, visit the Newsbank website and enter your library card number.
The Times Digital Archive lets you view scanned pages of the Times from 1785 to 2010.
Please note that only 3 users are able to access The Times Digital Archive at any one time.If you are unable to gain access it means 3 people are already using it, so please try again later.
To access the Times from home you will need to enter your library card number.
19th Century British Library Newspapers offers digitised versions of national, regional and local 19th century British newspapers. It includes 48 titles, totalling approximately 2.2 million pages, which reflect the social and political developments of the time. Special attention was paid to include newspapers that helped lead particular political or social movements such as Reform, Chartism, and Home Rule. The penny papers aimed at the working and clerical classes are also present in the collection. It includes three Welsh-language titles: Y Genedl, Goleuad and Baner Cymru. It also includes the Western Mail from 1 May 1869 – 31 Dec 1900. This was the period when Barry Docks was built and you can read the original reporting from the Western Mail’s campaign against it.
UKPressOnline lets you view and download searchable, as-published pages and editions of the Daily Mirror (from 1903 to the present day) and the Daily Express (from 1900 onwards). It also includes the Sunday Express and Daily Star (2000-present), and various years of the Church Times, The Watchman, Daily Worker, Morning Star. There is also a World War Two archive that includes editions of a number of newspapers from 1933-1945.
Welsh Newspapers Online is a free online resource from the National Library of Wales where you can discover millions of articles from the Library’s rich collection of historical newspapers.
Welsh Newspapers Online Beta currently lets you search and access over 250,000 pages from 24 newspaper publications up to 1910 and will grow to over one million pages as more publications are added during 2013.