Please see our guides to help you with the newspaper collections. We cover dates from 1787 to present day, with a number of gaps.

Our newspaper collection is available to view on microfilm in Sheffield Central Library. In addition, you can search the following Sheffield newspapers via the British Newspaper Archive website for free at any Sheffield City Council Library and at the City Archives:

  • The Star, 1869 to 1900
  • Sheffield Independent, 1819 to 1938
  • Sheffield Daily Telegraph, 1855 to 1950
  • Sheffield Evening Telegraph, 1897 to 1939
  • Sheffield Weekly Telegraph, 1884 to 1950
  • Sheffield iris, 1835 to 1843
  • Sheffield Public Advertiser, 1760 to 1793
  • Sheffield Register, 1787 to 1794
  • Star (Green ‘Un), 1909 to 1958
  • South Yorkshire Times and Mexborough and Swinton Times, 1877 to 1959

Contact us on to find out more or book in advance.

Location of records

Sheffield Local Studies Library, Central Library.

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We strongly advise that you book a computer/film/fiche reader in advance of your visit. Please contact us for further information.


We can normally supply copies for private study purposes, subject to the usual copyright regulations. Please contact us for further information.


All but the most recent editions are available on microfilm. Some files or news cuttings from 1960 are on microfiche.

Contact the Archives and Local Studies Library

0114 203 9395 (Sat, Mon, Tues)
0114 273 4753 (Wed, Thur, Fri, Sat)
First Floor, Central Library
Surrey Street
S1 1XZ

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