Newspapers old and new

PressReader Unlimited Newspapers (external link)

  • Press Reader offers thousands of national, provincial, and global newspapers with 90 days of back issues.
  • Newspapers from over 100 countries in 60 languages can be read in your browser on any device.
  • A range of popular magazines is also available
  • To gain free access click 'Sign in', use the 'Library or Group' button, search 'Lancashire' and enter you library card number. See how to sign in.
  • This will give you 30 days free access which can be continually renewed by signing in again.
  • Apps are also available for you to read on your phone or tablet - Get the app (external link)
  • Find out more about using PressReader in our library academy (external link)

NewsBank (external link)

  • Newsbank contains articles published in UK and world newspapers in the last 5 to 25 years (varies with different papers) right up to yesterday's edition.
  • All the major national daily papers and many local and regional ones are included.
  • Plus, new for 2022, Access Global News - Explore diverse perspectives and stay informed on local, national and global topics, people and events in areas such as business, health, education, environment, political and social issues and more. Features a wide variety of credible, vetted news sources from more than 200 countries. 
  • To access these you will need your library card number, NewsBank is available 24/7 on any device.
  • Watch a video introduction to using NewsBank in our library academy (external link).

British Library Newspapers 1730 - 1950 (external link)

  • National, regional and local newspapers from the Eighteenth to Twentieth centuries taken directly from the holdings of the British Library
  • These include the Burnley Express, Lancaster Gazette and Preston Chronicle.
  • To access these you will need your library card number.

Times Digital Archive (external link)

  • The complete digital edition of The Times (London) from 1785 to 2010.
  • Every page of every issue includes headlines, articles, images, editorial, birth and death notices and classifieds.
  • To access these you will need your library card number.
  • Watch a video introduction to using Times Digital Archive in our library academy (external link).

Red Rose Collections (Lancashire County Council)

  • Red Rose Collections includes a Newspaper Index to articles in local Lancashire newspapers from the 19th century onwards which are held on microfilm and in cuttings files at libraries across Lancashire.
  • Note that digitisation of these indexes is still on-going, so this online index is by no means exhaustive. 
  • Red Rose does not require any login to view any of the content.

Local Government Chronicle - LGC (external link)

  • In the Local Government Chronicle you can find local government related news, analysis, best practice and opinion.
  • If you are a local government employee, and your authority subscribes, you can register and login to access free news and content.
  • You will need to use your work email address to do this.

Recommended websites (external link)

  • In our Good Web Guide, there is a selection of some of the best sites to get you started with exploring the news sources available online.