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British Library Newspapers


Sourced from the extensive holdings of the British Library, British Library Newspapers delivers a wide range of irreplaceable local and regional voices to reflect the social, political, and cultural events of the eighteenth, nineteenth, and twentieth centuries.



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 

With its debut in 1842, The Illustrated London News became the world's first fully illustrated weekly newspaper, marking a revolution in journalism and news reporting. This archive presents a vivid picture of British and world events including wars, disasters, royal affairs, social affairs, and the arts and sciences. 



British Newspaper Archive community edition 1708 to 2009

The British Newspaper Archive covers every aspect of local, regional and national news including family notices, articles, advertisements and more. You can search hundreds of millions of stories by keyword, name, location, date or title and watch your results appear in an instant.  

Please note that the British Newspaper Archive is available through our public PCs at Catford, Deptford and Downham Libraries only.