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Newspapers online

All library members have free access to these quality information databases and websites from home.


If you're not yet a library member find out how to join.

News Bank

News Bank provides access to international, national and local newspapers from 1982 to the present day.

Search by keyword, newspaper title and date for research or homework. To log on:

  • enter the letters DCC in upper case followed immediately by your library card number in the box labelled 'enter library card' and then choose 'log in'

You will be able to access news and research from News Media, including newspapers, newswires, videos and web-only content. Access UK and Ireland, Africa, Asia, Australia, Central America, Europe, the Middle East and North and South American news featuring titles such as the Derbyshire Times, Derby Telegraph, The Guardian, The Times and over 10,000 more titles. 

British Newspaper Archive

We now provide complete access to British Newspaper Archive. This Includes full text access to the Derbyshire Times and Derby Mercury.

This service is only available in your local Derbyshire library. A short registration is required. You can however search the British Newspaper Archive. Please ask staff for further details.

The Times Archive

The Times Archive provides access to this national newspaper from 1795 to 1985. 

Search by keyword and date to help you with your family history, research or homework. To log on:

  • enter the letters DCC in upper case followed immediately by your library card number into the box labelled 'Borrower ID' and then choose 'proceed'

Further information

Additional databases are available from your local library.

You can also reserve and renew your library books, CDs and DVDs online using our online library catalogue.