National Newspaper Building open

New long-term home for UK national newspaper collection now holds 60 million newspapers in low oxygen storage

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The new long-term home for the newspaper collection was officially opened in early 2015, marking the culmination of a £33 million programme to move, preserve and provide access to the newspaper collection for generations to come. The National Newspaper Building, located at the British Library’s northern site at Boston Spa, West Yorkshire, was opened by Councillor David Congreve, the Lord Mayor of Leeds, and Alec Shelbrooke MP (Elmet and Rothwell). 

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