The British Library is home to the UK’s news collections
You'll find British and overseas newspapers dating back to the 1600s and we have growing collections of radio, television and web news.
News media collections
Over 8 million searchable pages, from more than 200 newspaper titles from UK and Ireland
The Newsroom is a new dedicated space in our St Pancras (London) building for newspapers, broadcast and web news. You can access microfilm and digital newspapers, with reference sources and expert help. Print newspapers will become available again in late November 2014.
Mon 10.00 – 20.00
Tue - Thu 09.30 – 20.00
Fri – Sat 09.30 – 17.00
Sun & English Public Holidays Closed
On Friday 23 January 2015 the British Library formally opened the National Newspaper Building at Boston Spa, Yorkshire. The building has been operational for a few months now, but it feels right to mark these things with a celebration, and...
2014 has been an extraordinary, sometimes harrowing, year for news. It has also been a highly significant year for the production and use of news itself - hot topics have included the hacking trial, IPSO, Buzzfeed, data journalism, Google and...
Two recent news stories from the world of news have given indication of how time may eventually run out for print newspapers. On the other hand, strong arguments have also been made recently for the sturdy nature of the medium,...
The third in our series of lectures named after the 19th century journalist WT Stead is to be given by Professor Aled Gruffydd Jones, newspaper historian and head of the National Library of Wales, on 21 November 2014 at the...
News media projects
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A history of the Victorian newspaper Illustrated Police News
14 essays reveal the story of this influential and controversial figure in British journalism.