(6 November 2013) The British Library is moving the national newspaper collection from Colindale, north London, to a purpose-built Newspaper Storage Building at the Library’s site at Boston Spa in West Yorkshire.
The purpose of the move is to extend the life of the collection, which encompasses some 750 million pages of newspapers and periodicals, spanning more than three centuries, and includes local, regional and national newspapers from across the UK and Ireland and around the world.
Through the course of the moves, access to nearly 7 million pages of digitised newspapers will remain available via all of the Library’s reading rooms.
Details of the moves programme, including the latest issue of the Collection Moves Reader Bulletin are available online at: www.bl.uk/newspaper-moves
Read the press release.