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Online newspaper resources at national, state and territory libraries

The following links provide information on where to look online for information about newspapers. This includes both accessing the catalogued collections of the State and Territory Libraries, lists of microfilm that is available and in some cases online access to images and text of newspapers.

ACT Library Service

  • Reading newspapers - includes links to lists of newspapers (including community language newspapers) which may be read at the Library's branches, lists of local and regional newspapers available at the ACT Heritage Library and online access to newspapers from around the world.

National Library of Australia

  • Search Australian digital content in Trove
  • E resources - a service to help you find websites, indexes, full-text e-journals and subject guides on a range of topics. Many of the resources are freely available to anyone with internet access, but some are licensed resources which may only be used at the National Library of Australia.
  • Using the newspaper collection at the National Library of Australia - information about the reading room and other resources available.
  • Search the National Library's catalogue for newspapers

Northern Territory Library

State Library of New South Wales

State Library of Queensland

State Library of South Australia

  • Search the catalogue at the State Library of South Australia
  • SA Memory website - to find information about the history of South Australian newspapers and details about particular papers, click on 'Collections' and then on 'SA Newspapers'

State Library of Tasmania

State Library of Victoria

State Library of Western Australia

National Library of New Zealand

  • Information about the newspapers at the National Library of New Zealand
  • Find New Zealand articles in newspapers
  • Papers Past - showcases selected 19th century New Zealand newspapers


  • Old News Copy - an information resource, providing copies of old newspaper articles from Victoria, Australia, that have been indexed dating as far back as the 1800s.

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Last updated: 24 January 2012