The British Newspaper Archive is an astonishingly rich archive of primary source documents covering hundreds of years of history. Whatever your academic discipline, we're keen to make access easier for you, and your students and library customers.

Public Libraries

A dedicated library-ready platform is now available: BNA Library Edition

If you're interested in providing multi-user access to the British Newspaper Archive, whether via a private or public library, talk to us today. 

Our Library Edition of this site allows you to offer access to multiple users within your premises. Access is granted via your computer network's IP address and any number of simultaneous users can be accommodated, according to your needs. Competitively priced and quick to set up, we can have you up and running quickly. 

Of course, it's not just for historians: our site is already actively used by social scientists, geographers, fashion students, musicians and more!

UK, Ireland, Australia & New Zealand Public Authorities / libraries: contact our sales partner, JCS Online Resources, for more information on the BNA Library Edition. [email protected] 01865 987211 

USA, Canada & worldwide Public Authorities / libraries: contact our in-house library accounts team for more information on the BNA Library Edition and more. [email protected]

Academic Libraries

A dedicated academic platform is now available too: The Social History Archive

The British Newspaper Archive is now available as part of this service, delivering access the largest collection of primary source materials for British and Irish history. Enrich your institution’s academic resources with access to a huge and growing collection of primary source material, from unique newspaper content to census returns, crime reports and migration records. Fully compliant with accessibility standards, Single Sign-On (SSO), COUNTER and Sushi support provide quick and secure user authentication. 

It’s not just history students that can benefit from access to the Social History Archive. The huge variety of newspapers in the archive offer a rich source of inspiration and reference for graphic design and media studies students. The Social History Archive is also a treasure trove to geographers and those studying the history of British politics and so much more. With access to billions of primary source documents alongside the rich newspaper collection of the BNA, the Social History Archive provides the largest collection of historic primary source materials concerning Britain and Ireland anywhere online.

Contact our academic sales team now for a free trial: [email protected]