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.

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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Contemporary Titles

The West Australian Digital Archives

The West Australian Archive Digital Editions

A digital archive of The West Australian newspaper from July 2004 to yesterday's edition. It contains the same content, editorial and photographic material that you’ll find in the printed version.

The West Australian

The West Australian

This provides access to subscription version of thewest.com.au website, the replica of today’s print edition of West Australian and Sunday Times along with an archive for the last 3 months.
Note: The West Australian can only be used on computers within the State Library Building.



Popular, current and back issues: eMagazines for download with permanent checkout.

Press Reader


Press Reader gives you access to nearly 6000 newspapers and magazines from around the world in over 60 languages. Full access is only available through the above link –instructions available here

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.


Newsbank – Access Australia 2021

Access Australia features more than 650 news sources across Australia. Access Australia includes influential news sources from every state and territory, including the Australian, the Age, Sydney Morning Herald, Canberra Times and Adelaide Advertiser. Coverage for most titles starts in the 1980s, 1990s or 2000s and continues through the present day.

Farifax Media

Sydney Morning Herald Online Archive 1955-1995

Explore every edition of The Sydney Morning Herald and The Sun-Herald from January 1st, 1955 to February 2nd, 1995. All articles, captions and advertisements are an exact digital reproduction of the printed pages when originally published.

National Geographic Magazine Archive

National Geographic Magazine Archive 1888-2015

The archive contains comprehensive, timely articles and legendary photos from the iconic magazine documenting life on our planet and beyond. This collection includes over one hundred years of history through articles on culture, global events, nature, science, technology, and the environment, as well as gripping first-person accounts of epic exploration and discovery.

Historical Titles

Trove Digitised Newspapers

Digitised Newspapers and Gazettes form the largest of Trove’s collections with access provided to over 18.5 million pages from more than 1000 Australian newspapers. Newspapers are made available dating from the early 1800s​.

Gale NewsVault

Gale NewsVault

Explore Gale NewsVault for a range of historical newspaper and periodical collections including: 17th and 18th Century Burney Collection Newspapers, British Library Newspapers Parts I –V, 19th Century U.S. Newspapers, Illustrated London News Historical Archive 1842-2003, Times Digital Archive 1785-2010 and Times Literary Supplement Historical Archive 1902-2011.

Irish Newspaper Archives

Irish Newspaper Archives

The Irish Newspaper Archive contains over 500,000 issues of Irish Newspaper publications spanning back as far as 1763, reflecting the full context and layout of each page.

British Library Newspapers

British Library Newspapers

This collection offers full runs of national, regional, and local 19th century British newspapers, taken directly from the extensive holdings of the British Library.

Last updated on: 29 July 2021