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 growing collections of radio, television and web news.
News media collections
Over 10 million searchable pages, from more than 200 newspaper titles from UK and Ireland
The Broadcast News service provides onsite access to recent news programmes
The Newsroom is a new dedicated space in our St Pancras building for newspapers, broadcast and web news. You can access microfilm, print and digital newspapers, with reference sources and expert help.
Mon 10.00 – 20.00
Tue - Thu 09.30 – 20.00
Fri – Sat 09.30 – 17.00
Sun & English Public Holidays closed
Blog posts from the Newsroom
The bicentenary of the battle of Waterloo is upon us, and of the many books, programmes and articles currently published about the event, one of the most novel and fasincating is Brian Cathcart's history The News from Waterloo. This tells...
The UK General Election of 2015 was decided by television. Despite the ardent advocacy of some newspapers, and for all the claims being made about it being a social media election, television dominated perceptions, debates and the presentation of policies....
Five years ago to this day, at 21:55, we threw on the switches for the first official television and radio news recordings for our Broadcast news service. It was, of course, the day of the General Election, and we decided...
It's great to be able to announce a major step forward in offering equal access to our news collections across both our sites, at St Pancras in London and Boston Spa in Yorkshire. As of today, all British Library newspaper...
News media projects
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A history of the Victorian newspaper Illustrated Police News
14 essays reveal the story of this influential and controversial figure in British journalism.