The British Newspaper Archive is now available to users of West Dunbartonshire Libraries!

You can search local and regional newspapers from across Britain and Ireland from the British Library’s collection of historical newspapers dating from 1603 to the present day.

Here’s what the British Library says:

“The majority of the titles digitised so far are local and regional newspapers from Britain and Ireland: but don't imagine that local news is all that they covered. Local newspapers historically were very different from today: as well as covering (in incredible detail compared to modern times) all the local events, and the people and places that featured in them, they would also report news stories from around the country, and indeed from around the world. So you will discover stories of international importance recorded within the same issue as a report of prizes awarded at the local agricultural show.”

 This FREE resource is available on all West Dunbartonshire Council public access library computers.

Newspaper Archive