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Newspapers: Print and Microfilm

Library researcher guide to Newspaper resources


The Library retains printed copies of some newspapers for various lengths of time depending on the availability of electronic text. These are held in the rolling stack on the ground floor of the Sir Michael Cobham Library.

Paper At The Sir Michael Cobham Library
Daily Echo 2 months
Sun 3 years
Sunday Times From 1st October  2017 to date
The Times From 1st September 2017 to date


A number of newspapers are available on Microfilm. It is possible to read these and to make copies of individual articles using the Microfilm / Fiche Reader Printers on the Ground Floor of the Library. Note that the quality of these films and printing from them can sometimes be poor. If you have no experience of using Reader Printers you are advised to speak to a member of Staff at the Library Help Zone Desk.

The following newspapers are available on microfilm located on the Ground floor of the Sir Michael Cobham Library.

Continuing microfilm runs:

Financial Times: 1955-2004 Talbot Campus, Ground floor. See epaper archive 2005 to date.

Guardian: 1982- December 2009 Talbot Campus, Ground floor. Guardian Digital archive 2010- date (3 month embargo).

Sunday Times:  November 1979- December 2008.

Times: January 2007- December 2017 Talbot Campus, Ground floor.  Times Digital Archive 1785-2013.

N.B. The Telegraph is the paper of record during the Times strike from 1st December 1978- 12th November 1979.


Closed microfilm runs:

Sunday Telegraph 1988-2000: Talbot Campus, Ground floor.

Daily Telegraph 1979-2000: Talbot Campus, Ground floor.