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 have growing collections of radio, television and web news.
News media collections
Over 7.5 million searchable pages, from more than 200 newspaper titles from UK and Ireland
The Newsroom opens on Mon 7 April. It 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. The print newspapers will not be available until Autumn 2014.
Mon 10.00 – 20.00
Tue - Thu 09.30 – 20.00
Fri – Sat 09.30 – 17.00
Sun & English Public Holidays Closed
Welcome to the latest edition of the St Pancras Intelligencer, our weekly round-up of news about news - stories about news production, publications, apps, digitised resources, events and what is happening with the newspaper collection (and other news collections) at...
On 18 February 1814 Lord Byron got up and read his morning newspaper, a fact that we know because he recorded the action later that day in his journal: Got up - redde the Morning Post containing the battle of...
Welcome to the latest edition of the St Pancras Intelligencer, our weekly round-up of news about news. It may be summer holiday time, but there is so much going on - George Clooney taking on Mail Online (and winning), the...
Europeana Newspapers is a three-year project (running to Jan 2015) which aims to Aggregate 18 million historic newspaper pages for Europeana and The European Library Convert 10 million newspaper pages to full text Create a special content viewer to improve...
News media projects
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