Newspapers and magazines


We offer meeting rooms for hire, for community or business events. You can now book rooms online.

Please be aware that all of our libraries are closed on Bank Holiday Monday 30 May.

Emagazines now available to download and keep - includes BBC History and Top GearTotal FilmNew ScientistHello! and many more.

Library members have free access to our subscriber-only newspaper websites in libraries and from home. You’ll need your library card number and PIN to sign in.

Online reference library

The online reference library includes:

  • Current UK newspapers 1998 onwards (Newsbank)
  • Current magazines (Zinio)
  • Times Digital Archive 1785-2008
  • Sunday Times 1822-2006
  • Illustrated London News 1842-2003
  • British Newspaper Archive 1710-1954, including Hastings Observer and Sussex Advertiser – available in library only

Several libraries have national or local papers and magazines in print or microfilm – some dating back to the 1700s.