britishnewspaperarchiveThe British Newspaper Archive subscription site is a partnership between British Library and Bright Solid, bringing over 6 million pages of historical newspapers searchable by keyword, newspaper, location, name date or title. Look for family notices, obituaries, advertisements, letters and news. A snapshot of the past – ideal for family and local historians and for historical research.

You can narrow your search by date, newspaper, region and place. So if you want to read the Morpeth Herald from the 4 November 1854 or the Newcastle Journal from 1711 then this is the ideal resource for you.

Please note the first time you use this resource you will need to set up an account.  To set up an account click on “register” at the top of the webpage and fill in the form.  You will be automatically signed in after registering.  If you already has an account you will need to click on “sign-in”.  When you are signed on the “Sign-In” option is replaced with your name.

Start using British Newspaper Archive

You can use British Newspaper Archive free of charge on any of the Public PCs in our libraries.  Please note that you will not be able to access it from home.

Find out more by reading our helpsheet on how to use the British Newspaper Archive.