British Library Newspapers

British Library Newspapers, the national archive collections in the United Kingdom of British and overseas newspapers. We are the only large, integrated national newspaper service in the world, combining facilities for the collection, preservation, and use of newspapers all on one site.
Our collections, which also include popular magazines and periodicals, are made available in hard copy, in microform, and on CD-ROM in the Newspaper Reading Rooms in Colindale, north west London. Subject to restrictions, facilities are available for the photocopying, microfilming, and photographic and film reproduction of items from the collections in our care.

Venue Type:


Opening hours

The Newspaper Reading Rooms are open Monday to Saturday, 10.00 to 17.00, except on public holidays.
Applications for newspapers must be made before 16.15.
New readers are advised to arrive as early as possible to give them adequate time to identify, order, and read the newspapers or periodicals they wish to consult.

The reading rooms are closed on Sundays throughout the year. There are also seasonal closures.

Collection details

Literature, Social History

British Library Newspapers
Colindale Avenue
Greater London


British Library Newspapers website

The British Library Online Newspaper Archive (Pilot Version Only)



020 7412 7353

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.