Libraries Historical newspapers


Newspapers available in our online reference Library:

  • Manchester Guardian 1821 to 2000 and the Observer 1791 to 2000
  • Manchester Evening News 2001 to present is on Newsbank
  • The Times Digital Archive

The British Newspapers Archive holds:

  • Manchester Evening News 1870 to 1959
  • Manchester Courier 1825 to 1916
  • Manchester Mercury 1752 to 1830 (most issues)
  • Manchester Times 1828 to 1900 

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