With your library card you can search through thousands of quality newspapers without adverts, paywalls, content split over multiple pages or signing in and out of multiple sites.

19th Century British Library Newspapers

Contains full runs of influential national and regional newspapers representing different political and cultural segments of the nineteenth-century British society. 

Times Digital Archive 1785 to 2007

First published in 1785, the Times of London is widely considered to be the world's 'newspaper of record'. The Times Digital Archive allows users to search over 200 years of this invaluable historical source.

Illustrated London News Historical Archive 1842 to 2003 

This publication presents a vivid picture of British and world events including wars, disasters, royal affairs, social affairs, and the arts and sciences. The archive contains over 260,000 fully searchable colour pages.

British Newspaper Archive – community edition 1708 to 2009

These newspapers cover every aspect of local, regional and national news. You can find family notices, news articles, advertisements and more.
Available in Lewisham, Downham and Deptford branches only.