Locating Newspapers

The following daily broadsheets are available to read in the library:

  • Financial Times
  • Guardian
  • Independent
  • Times
  • Times Educational Supplement (TES)
  • Times Higher Educational Supplement (THES)
  • Weekend Financial Times

The following local newspapers are available to read in the library:

  • Kent Messenger

Electronic newspaper services

The full range of electronic newspaper services can be found on the Newspapers and news sources page. Online and print UK newspaper archives held by the Library. This gives information on provincial, national and international newspapers which are available online.

These services include:

Times Digital Archive 1795 - 1985
Times Literary Supplement 1902 - 1990


Nexis is an excellent source for online full text UK newspapers as well as other news sources worldwide.

UK coverage includes the following:

Times July 1985 - present
Telegraph November 2000 - present
Guardian 1984 - present
Observer 1992 - present
Independent September 1998 - present
Mail 1992 - present
Express October 1999 - present
Mirror June 1995 - present
Sun 2000 - present

UK Press Online

UK Press Online is a gateway to over a million pages of the 20th Century's biggest-selling newspapers, from 1900 to today, searchable by name, word or phrase.

We have subscribed to the Daily Mirror from 1904 to the present.

Historical UK Newspapers Collection (Online)

19th Century Newspapers from the British Library give the full text of many local, regional and national British newspapers.

The British Library gives you more information.

Popular Newspapers During World War II (Microfilm Collection)

We hold a microfilm collection of Popular Newspapers during World War II which includes the Daily Express, the Daily Mirror, the News of the World, The People and the Sunday Express. It contains 83 reels covering the years 1939 - 1945. The collection is for use in the Drill Hall library only, please ask Jackie for assistance.

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