Thousands of newspapers available free for Derbyshire library users

12 December 2017

Derbyshire library users are set to have online access to thousands of newspapers from around the world after we signed up to the NewsBank service.

NewsBank can be used for free in the library or from home. All that is needed is a Derbyshire library card number.

From January, users can read more than 850 titles from across the United Kingdom, as well 25 local newspapers and more than 3,000 international newspapers.

Newspapers back the service and supply the information to NewsBank. The content is mostly text from the previous day's edition.

Councillor Barry Lewis, Council Leader and Cabinet Member for Strategic Leadership, Culture and Tourism, said:

"This new service provides Derbyshire library users with access to news and information from across the globe. Whether people are researching their family history or completing homework or simply reading about news and issues that interest them, we think residents will find it invaluable."

More than 154 countries and regions of the world are covered. As well as newspapers, the system has newswires, blogs, web-only content, videos, journals, magazines and more. There are almost 10,000 news sources from around the world.

NewsBank's database, including years of archives, is searchable using keywords, phrases, newspaper titles, regions or places. Personal accounts can be set up so users can create their own research files, email alerts can be set up for topics of interest and users can follow issues and events over a period of time.

It is thought the service will be particularly useful to students, job seekers, genealogists and teachers.

Find out more about our library services.

Derbyshire residents can become a member of our library service for free by calling into the local library with proof of their name and address. Initial applications can be made online but the process must be completed in person at any Derbyshire library by taking ID with name and address.