eNewspapers and eMagazines

Access eNewspapers and eMagazines for FREE with your library membership.

The State Library subscribes to many newspapers in electronic format. These titles include regional Western Australian newspapers, a selection of Australian newspapers and many titles from around the world. All titles are available on the catalogue computers in the State Library. Members can also access eNewspapers from home. It is important to note that while West Australian back issues are available from your home, the current edition of the West can only be accessed in the Library - see below.

The State Library members and WA Public Library members also have access to selected eMagazines via OverDrive.

Browse the State Library's collection of eNewspapers or search the catalogue to see what newspaper titles are available. Highlighted collections are listed below:

UPDATE: The content published by Seven West Media (current and back issues) is no longer available through PressReader. This is a change made by Seven West Media and PressReader. We acknowledge the frustration and disappointment that clients are experiencing as a result of this change.

  • Current access options:
    • Online access for the current day West Australian is available onsite only via The West Australian online platform or via The Western Australian link below.
    • Physical copies including the current day newspaper are available to read in the State Library or through local public libraries across the State.
    • Online access to The West Australian from July 2004 to yesterday remains available through The West Australian Archive Digital Editions (see below)

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PressReader is an online collection of nearly 6000 current international newspapers and magazines from all over the world in over 60 languages.

Libby is the mobile app to access the Overdrive collection of ebooks, eaudiobooks and emagazines titles available to Western Australian Public Libraries.

Provides access to a digital reproduction edition of the West Australian newspaper from July 2004 or the Sunday Times newspaper from November 2018 until yesterday as they were originally published

Contemporary Titles

Access Type
With a State Library card
ProQuest Australia and New Zealand Newsstand offers access to leading Australian and New Zealand newspapers, from Fairfax Australia and Fairfax New Zealand, News Limited, the Australian's ABC, and other local, regional and national news.
Access Type
Freely accessible to all
Fremantle Herald contains the archives of four independent WA newspapers. This includes the Cockburn City Herald, Melville City Herald and Perth voice. The archives span from 2012 to the present and are in PDF form.
Access Type
With a State Library card
Gale OneFile: News provides access to major U.S. regional, national, and local newspapers as well as leading titles from around the world. News also includes thousands of images, radio, and TV broadcasts, and transcripts.
Access Type
With a State Library card

Newsbanks' Access Australia features more than 650 news sources across Australia, including influential newspapers, the Australian, the Age, Sydney Morning Herald, Canberra Times and Adelaide Advertiser coverage for most titles starts in the 1980s, 1990s or 2000s and through to the present day.

Access Type
With a State Library card

PressReader is an online collection of nearly 6000 current international newspapers and magazines from all over the world in over 60 languages.

Access Type
With a State Library card

Provides access to a digital reproduction edition of the West Australian newspaper from July 2004 or the Sunday Times newspaper from November 2018 until yesterday as they were originally published on the day.

Access Type
Within the SLWA Building
The West Australian Daily Edition provides access to subscription version of thewest.com.au website, today’s print edition of West Australian, Sunday Times and Western Australia Regional newspapers along with an archive for the last 3 months within the State Library Building.

Historical Titles

Access Type
With a State Library card
Burney Collection features the newspapers and news pamphlets gathered by the Reverend Charles Burney (1757 - 1817). These were published mostly in London, however there are also some English provincial, Irish and Scottish papers, and a few examples from the American colonies, Europe and India.
Access Type
With a State Library card
Nichols Newspaper Collection is housed in the Bodleian Library with newspapers from this period, such as Applebee's Original Weekly Journal Athenian Mercury Flying Post or Postmaster London Gazette Mist's Weekly Journal and The Tatler.
Access Type
With a State Library card
19th Century U.S. Newspapers database provides access to primary source newspaper content to historical events, daily life and 19th century American culture.
Access Type
Freely accessible to all
Australian Periodical Publications is a digital library of historical Australian serials. It consists of Australian journals and newspapers that were first published between 1840 and 1845.
Access Type
With a State Library card
This British Library Newspapers offers full runs of national, regional, and local 19th century British newspapers, taken directly from the extensive holdings of the British Library.
Access Type
With a State Library card
Gale NewsVault allows searching across a range of historical newspaper and periodical collections, such as 17th and 18th Century Burney Collection Newspapers, British Library Newspapers, 19th Century U.S. Newspapers, Illustrated London News 1842-2003, and Times Digital 1785-2010.
Access Type
With a State Library card
The Illustrated London News provides marked a revolution in journalism and presented a vivid picture of British and world events from 1842 onwards with more than a 150 years searchable content of the world's first fully illustrated weekly newspaper.
Access Type
With a State Library card
The Irish Newspaper Archive contains over 6 million pages in over 500,000 issues of Irish Newspaper publications spanning back as far as 1763. The contents of all issues are fully text searchable and reflect the full context and layout of each page.
Access Type
With a State Library card
The Sydney Morning Herald Archive has a digital reproduction edition of every Sydney Morning Herald and Sun-Herald newspaper published between 1955-1995.
Access Type
With a State Library card

Provides access to a digital reproduction edition of the West Australian newspaper from July 2004 or the Sunday Times newspaper from November 2018 until yesterday as they were originally published on the day.

Access Type
With a State Library card
Complete digital edition of The Times (London), searchable by keyword. Database includes all articles, advertisements and illustrations/photos.
Last updated on 24 November 2021