Local and national newspapers and weekly and monthly magazines at our libraries

Each library takes a copy of The Post and The i paper  on the days they are open.

For a wider selection of daily newspapers and magazines visit the Central Library.

Search the LibrariesWest catalogue to find newspapers and magazines. You need to know the name of the magazine or newspaper you're looking for.

Newspapers online

For this service see our online newspapers and resources page.

Newspapers on microfilm

Central Library has back copies of The Times and some local newspapers from the 18th to 21st centuries.

For further information and to book microfilm viewers in advance, contact the Reference Library by emailing refandinfo@bristol.gov.uk or ringing 0117 903 7202. There's a charge for this.

Archive newspapers

Let us know in advance, by phoning 0117 903 7202, if you need any of these archive newspapers:

  • Bristol Guardian, 1897 to 1935
  • Bristol Observer, 1859 to 1982
  • Bristol Weekend, 1961 to 1965
  • Bristol Weekly Advertiser, 1971 to 1974
  • Chew Valley Gazette, 1984 to the present