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Read and listen to local and national newspapers online

Dorset library card holders can access digital newspapers online, as well as e-magazines and comics from rbDigital:

  • access the full text of 1000+ daily, weekly and monthly newspapers from over 100 countries (and in 60 languages), including 166 local, regional and national UK titles
  • newspapers can be streamed online via a tablet, smart phone (app available for iOS, Android & Kindle Fire) or web browser
  • titles available on the day of publication, including supplements and up to 3 months back issues for most titles 
  • use the search function to find articles
  • change the interface language
  • listen to the paper read out loud in your chosen language

New to digital? Visit Libraries West for a quick guide to getting started. 


NewsBank is a news database resource which provides archives of media publications as reference materials to libraries.


Access Newsbank

You can use Newsbank for free if you're a member of Dorset libraries. Enter your Dorset library card number prefaced by DORSET, for example, DORSET001234567A.

National titles

You can access these newspapers through Newsbank: 

  • Daily Mirror and Sunday Mirror
  • The Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph
  • Express and Express on Sunday
  • The Financial Times
  • The Guardian and Observer
  • The Independent and Independent on Sunday
  • The People
  • The Sun
  • The Sunday Times
  • The Times

 Local titles

You can access these local newspapers through Newsbank:

  • Bournemouth Daily Echo
  • Bridport and Lyme Regis News
  • Dorset Echo
  • Western Gazette Yeovil

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