The National Library of Australia and the ACT Heritage Library work cooperatively to ensure the preservation of newspaper titles published in the Australian Capital Territory.

Also, under the Australian Newspaper Plan the National Library of Australia has responsibility for five national newspaper titles:The Australian, Australian Financial Review, National Times, Nation Review and Independent Monthly.

Digitised newspapers

Digitised ACT newspapers are available online through Digitised newspapers on Trove. See also information about the Australian Newspaper Digitisation Program.

National Library of Australia

National Library of Australia

Accessing newspapers at the National Library of Australia

Information about accessing newspapers is available at:

ACT Heritage Library

Accessing newspapers at the ACT Heritage Library

Information about accessing newspapers is available at:

  • 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.
  • See also section on Access to newspapers at this website.

Newspaper titles recently microfilmed

ACT titles microfilmed in 2012/13:

  • The Carillon : newspaper of the Canberra Technical College Union Incorporated Jun. 1976-Jun 1979 (1 reel)
  • City Chronicle, 2003-2004 (4 reels)
  • Gungahlin Chronicle, 1995-2003 (23 reels)
  • North Canberra Community News, 7 Mar., 2 May, 16, 21 & 27 Jun., 25 Jul. 1983 (1 reel)
  • Northside Chronicle, 2010-2011 (6 reels)
  • Queanbeyan Chronicle 2010-2011 (6 reels)
  • Southside Chronicle 2010-2011 (6 reels)
  • Woden Valley Town Crier Mar 1987-Dec. 1988 (1 reel)

National titles microfilmed in 2012/13:

  • The Living Daylights, Oct. 1973-April 1974 (1 reel) issues borrowed from SLNSW to fill gaps
  • Nation (Sydney, NSW), 26 Sep. 1958-22 Jul. 1972 (7 reels) issues borrowed from SLNSW to fill gaps
  • Nation (Melbourne, Victoria), Nov. 1981 & Feb./Mar. 1982 (1 reel)
  • Sunday Observer, 14 Sep. 1969-7 Mar. 1971 (3 reels)

Missing newspapers

 An up-to-date list of missing newspapers is available on this website.

Last updated January 2014