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All libraries take national newspapers and local newspapers and a selection of magazines. The Information and Reference Library has the largest physical collection with an archive of recent issues.

We make available digital versions of current and historical newspapers online and provide downloadable e-magazines including their back copies.


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Searching the collection

Visit our library catalogue and select Periodical Title from the quick search drop down list. Then enter the title you are looking for and copy details will be displayed. Alternatively you can search the whole collection by typing * in the search box.

If you are making a special journey to consult a particular periodical please ring the library first to check that it is available.

The majority of periodicals are taken in hard copy but some are taken on microfilm or online and this is noted in the holdings summary.

Free online access

NewsBank Newspaper Archive, Times Digital Archive and nineteenth century newspapers can be accessed from home with your Richmond Card through our Online Information Library collection.

Instant access from every library terminal is also enabled.

Article request

If you cannot find the article you require, our Article Request Service may be able to locate a copy.

Updated: 06 July 2021

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