The emergence of digital newspaper archives has transformed the Library's newspaper collections in recent years. A diverse selection of historic, modern and current newspapers is now available online.
Victorian registered users of the Library can access many of these from home, including recent archives of major Australian newspapers. The Library provides access to these sophisticated online archives, containing many overseas newspapers, in preference to collecting and retaining print copies.
If you’re looking for historical primary sources, researching family history or just interested in the past, newspapers are full of fascination. Many have already been made computer-searchable. Nineteenth- and 20th-century Australian, British and New Zealand newspapers are all available online. The Library is currently adding more Victorian newspapers to the Historic Australian Newspapers service.
Many current newspapers are available through electronic collections like ProQuest ANZ Newsstand and ANZ Reference Centre. These usually include more content than you can find on the newspapers’ own websites. The content is also kept up-to-date and the archives of many titles go back to about 2000. PressDisplay is wonderful for catching up on recent news from countries around the world, complete with photos, ads and the ability to flip through pages – all on your computer screen.