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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.

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


"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 of 19th-century British society."

" The Daily Mail has been at the heart of British journalism since 1896. As well as providing access to the regular edition of this path-breaking newspaper, the archive also contains the Atlantic Editions, printed on board the transatlantic cruise liners between 1923 and 1931. "

" Since its launch in 1986, The Independent  has been 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."

"This historical newspaper provides genealogists, researchers and scholars with online, easily-searchable first-hand accounts and unparalleled coverage of the politics, society and events of the time."


"Since 1822, The Sunday Times has provided thoughtful analysis and commentary on the week's news and society at large. In more than 800,000 pages, The Sunday Times Digital Archive is a gateway to the greatest stories and events of the last 180 years."

"First published in 1785, The Times of London is widely considered to be the world's 'newspaper of record'. The Times Digital Archive allows users to search over 200 years of this invaluable historical source."

Welsh Newspapers Online is a free online resource from the National Library of Wales where you can discover millions of articles from the Library’s rich collection of historical newspapers.

Launched in 2013, the resource currently lets you search and access over 725,000 pages from over 100 newspaper publications generally up to 1910, including titles such as The Caernarvon and Denbigh Herald, Y Cymro, Carmarthen Journal and the South Wales Weekly News. This resource also includes newspaper content that has been digitised by The Welsh Experience of World War One project.

The Cambrian Index database 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.

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