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

  • 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

To get started, visit the Libby website or download the Libby app from your devices app store. You can access the online newspapers by clicking the Extras tab.  

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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