The following list includes a number of newspaper resources that are available from the National Library of Wales. To access these remotely, please use your National Library of Wales reader’s ticket. To become a member, please complete the following online registration form (Opens in a new window).

If you are an associate member of a College or University, please note that you are not to use your NLW Shibboleth log-in to access the following resources:

  • Daily Mail Historical Archive
  • Eighteenth Century Online
  • The Independent Digital Archive
  • The Sunday Times Digital Archive
  • The Times Digital Archive
  • Gale Virtual Reference Library



Newsbank Logo“Free access to current and recent editions of U.K and Ireland newspapers (generally 2007-) including 37 publications from Wales including The Western Mail, Carmarthen Journal and Western Telegraph.”



19th Century British Newspapers

…contains full runs of 48 influential national and regional newspapers representing different political and cultural segments.”

19th Century British

Daily Mail Historical Archive 1896-2004

“The Daily Mail has been at the heart of British journalism since 1896. The archive also contains the Atlantic Editions, printed on board the transatlantic cruise liners between 1923 and 1931.”

Daily Mail 1896-2004

The Independent Digital Archive, 1986-2012

…one of the most innovative papers available in terms of design and avenues of investigation, while its freedom from party political affiliation and neutral ownership make it unique in British journalism.”

The Independent 1986-2012

ProQuest: Guardian & Observer 1791-2003

“This historical newspaper provides easily-searchable first-hand accounts and unparalleled coverage of the politics, society and events of the time.”

Guardian & Observer 1791-2003

The Sunday Times Digital Archive, 1822-2006

The Sunday Times has provided thoughtful analysis and commentary on the week’s news and society at large. Spanning more than 800,000 pages, it is a gateway to the greatest stories and events of the last 180 years.”

The Sunday Times 1822-2006

The Telegraph Historical Archive 1855-2000

“The Telegraph Historical Archive, 1855-2000 has over 1 million pages of content and offers a fundamental insight into domestic and international affairs and culture over a timespan of almost 150 years.”

The Telegraph 1855-2000

The Times Digital Archive, 1785-2009

The Times of London is widely considered to be the world’s ‘newspaper of record’. The Archive allows users to search over 200 years of this invaluable historical source.”

The Times 1785-2009

Welsh Newspapers Online

Search and access over 1,100,000 pages from nearly 120 newspaper publications generally up to 1910. This also includes newspaper content that has been digitised by The Welsh Experience of World War One (Opens in a new window) project.

Welsh Newspapers Online

Cambrian Index Online

Contains hundreds of thousands of entries from newspapers relating to people and events occurring in an area roughly represented by the former county of West Glamorgan, mainly covering the period 1804-1881 with some later entries.

Cambrian Index Online

Papurau Bro - Online community newspapers

An A-Z list of Welsh language community newspapers published in Wales, with links to their websites and an appendix of ones that have ceased publication.

Papurau Bro
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