Finding newspaper articles, images and more using databases and indexes
The Newspaper Access Policy is designed to protect the condition of original newspapers.
If a newspaper is not on microfilm, newspapers are available without restriction for the following date ranges:
For pre-1980 Victorian and pre-1960 interstate and overseas papers, access maybe provided to users who supply the date of an event or item. Users can search within:
If a patron wishes to access longer runs of archival newspapers across the following dates:
then the patron can apply to go onto the Newspaper Access List. Application forms are available online, further down this page.
The above is only a brief summary of the Newspaper Access Policy. Access assessments are made in accordance with the detailed conditions of the Access Policy.
The application to access archival newspapers can be submitted online. Once you've clicked the 'submit' button, you will be given the option to add attachments.
In line with the stage 3 restrictions announced by the Premier, State Library Victoria closed on Thursday 9 July.
We will advise when there is any update to this situation.
Our Ask A Librarian reference service is still available to assist with your research inquiries.