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Cornwall Libraries has subscribed to The British Newspaper Archive (in Library use only). While you are within your local library you will have unlimited access to the millions of scanned pages of newspapers that the British Newspaper Archive site. You must register and login to British Newspaper Archive to view the archive site.

  • *British Newspapers Archive (in Library use only) - The British Newspaper Archive is a partnership between the British Library and findmypast to digitise up to 40 million newspaper pages from the British Library's vast collection over the next 10 years, containing most newspapers published in the UK since 1800 including News Articles, Family Notices, Letters to the editor written by the newspaper's reader, Obituaries, Advertisement - find out more on the British Newspaper Archive information sheet).   

    How to access the British Newspaper Archive (in Library use only).  To be able to access the british newspaper archive website you will need to register your contact details otherwise you will be re-directed to the payment page when trying to view an image.  To do this please select the link above and then at the top of the main page, click on the "Register" link. Once on the registration page please enter your contact details, create a password and then select "Get Started". Once your account has been created our subscription will give you access to the entire archive.

  • *NewsBank newspaper article archives uses one of the richest collections of primary source material in the world. Contains full text articles from a range of international, national and local newspapers
  • Newspapers and periodicals - The Cornish Studies Library and other public libraries in Cornwall, hold a variety of national newspapers, local newspapers and periodicals, including some titles which are now out of print
  • *PressDisplay digital newspapers and magazines 
  • The Gazette - Official public record
  • *The Times (London) 1785 to 1985 digital archive edition 
  • *Which? Online and Which? magazine can be accessed in libraries that subscribe to Which?
  • *Zinio eMagazines