Access UK and Ireland Newspapers is a web-based resource featuring more than 330 local, regional and national newspapers from England, Scotland, Northern Ireland, Ireland and Wales. Updated daily, it includes both current and archived content.

Designed specifically for public research, Access UK and Ireland Newspapers includes The Times (1985 forward), the Financial Times (1982 forward), The Economist (1998 forward) and other popular daily and Sunday newspapers. This comprehensive resource also offers dozens of local community papers from cities and towns throughout the United Kingdom.

All content is accessible through a map-based interface that can be fully customised. The interface allows searching or browsing of a single title or searching across several or all titles. Search results can be easily viewed by date, newspaper or country. Access is available 24/7 from the library or remote locations.

How to subscribe

If you wish to subscribe, first take a look at the Model Licence.

For pricing information please use the contact details below quoting the Arts Council’s Reference Online:

Jenny Maxted
Telephone 01803 299007
Email: or   

Discounts for consortia are available. Current subscribers should contact NewsBank at 01803 299007 or   to discuss how the Arts Council/NewsBank agreement affects your renewal.