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Service update:

Following latest Government guidelines all libraries are temporarily closed to the public. Some sites will remain open to offer emergency public computer access by appointment only, Registration appointments and Blue Badge assessments. Please check individual library locations to see what services are available.

Newspapers,magazines and current affairs

Covid-19 update

Joining the library online now provides you access to the Times Digital Archive, British Library 19th century Newspapers, RBdigital and PressReader services listed below.

There may be an overnight delay between verifying your account on the email you receive when joining the library service and being able to access these services, but you no longer have to collect a card from the library to use them.

Current affairs

Information about the world - political and topical


Topical reports on current social issues.

Newspapers and magazines

These services offer access to the contents of lots of magazines and newspapers - current and historical, local and world-wide.

British Library 19th century Newspapers

History as it happened and an insight into daily life.

The British Newspaper Archive

Millions of digitised British newspaper pages from the British Library's vast collection.


Read or listen to your favourite newspapers and magazines from the UK and around the world on your mobile device or PC/laptop.


Thousands of magazines, comics and graphic novels.

Times Digital Archive

Full contents of The Times from 1785 to 2014.

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