Newspaper Library

The largest collection of local newspapers in Northern Ireland is held in the Newspaper library in Belfast Central Library. Ranging in date from the 18th century to the present day the newspaper collection includes almost complete runs of the Belfast newspaper titles, most notably the Belfast Newsletter from 1759, as well as a large range of provincial newspaper titles from every county in Northern Ireland and some from the Republic of Ireland.

Rare and unique holdings include the “Northern Star”, the paper of the United Irishmen, and the “Londonderry Journal” for the years 1796-1801. 

t: 028 9050 9156
e: belfast.heritage@librariesni.org.uk


Click here for a list of all newspapers held on microfilm in Libraries NI locations. ​The dates given are the earliest and latest dates held for each title, but the run may not be complete between those two dates. Please contact the holding location for further details.​​​

Belfast News Letter