Times Digital Archive

The Times Digital Archive is an online, full-text facsimile of more than 200 years of The Times, one of the most highly regarded resources for eighteenth-, nineteenth-, and twentieth-century news coverage, with every page of every issue from 1785 to 2014. This historical newspaper archive allows researchers an unparalleled opportunity to search and view the best-known and most cited newspaper in the world online in its original published context.

Read by both world leaders and the general public, The Times has offered readers in-depth, award-winning, objective coverage of world events since its creation in 1785 and is the oldest daily newspaper in continuous publication.

“We called this 'a dream of a database,' a full-text archive providing access not only to articles from The Times but also to advertising and classified ads, editorials, birth and death notices, book reviews, crossword puzzles, letters to the editor, and the Court Page, which details the activities of the royals.” - Booklist

You can use Times Digital Archive for free as part of your library membership. Not a member? Join the library.

How to use Times Digital Archive

Please note: This e-resource does not allow remote access. You can only use this e-resource on a public network computer in the library.

If you are already a member of the library, you might want to book a computer before you visit.

Use Times Digital Archive online via the website 


Library staff are available to help you use any e-resource provided by the library service.

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