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British Library Newspaper Moves

British Library Newspapers at Colindale closed last November and work is underway to move the Library’s newspaper collections to a purpose-built Newspaper Storage Building (NSB) in Boston Spa, West Yorkshire. Future access to the Library’s news collections will be via the British Library Newsroom at St Pancras.

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Print newspapers available again this autumn

Print newspapers for which no digital or microfilm copy exists will be available to order again this autumn. Readers will be able to order these items into the Newsroom at St Pancras or the Boston Spa Reading Room from late November.

The newspapers have been embargoed since the closure of Colindale last November, after which they began to be moved to a purpose-built Newspaper Storage Building at Boston Spa. Microfilm and digital newspaper collections have been available in the Newsroom since it opened in April.

In advance of the bulk of print newspapers becoming fully available in November, an initial tranche of titles will become available from 29 September.

For full details, please see the September 2014 Collection Moves News Bulletin (PDF format).

As of 10 September, users of the Reading Room at Boston Spa must register for a full Reader Pass to gain access to the Reading Room. They must also order collection items of all types 48 hours in advance of their visit: more information here.

Previous issues of the Collection Moves News Bulletin are linked on the right.

For more information about using our news collections please see our News media page