2 minutes to read Posted on Monday July 1, 2019

Updated on Friday March 26, 2021

portrait of Adrian Murphy

Adrian Murphy

Europeana Collections Manager , Europeana Foundation

Extra, extra: Europeana Newspapers is out now

With the new Europeana Newspapers collection, Europeana Collections gives access to hundreds of newspaper titles and millions of newspaper pages, spanning four centuries and 20 countries from across Europe.

group of boys handing out newspapers to a crowd of people
Title: Young boys hand out newspapers to the waiting crowds
Institution: Wellcome Collection
Country: United Kingdom
Young boys hand out newspapers to the waiting crowds

Europeana Newspapers is a rich resource for historians, researchers, educators, genealogists and creative users alike to discover newspaper and printed heritage from across Europe.

What can you do with Europeana Newspapers?

In addition to being able to view the newspapers, many have been transformed from two-dimensional images into readable text files, allowing people to search within their contents. Use the ‘Search for records with full text’ feature.

Europeana Collections now gives you the option to: 

To help you use these new features and find the newspaper content you’re looking for, we’ve developed helpful guides that explain how to navigate, search, find, and reuse Newspapers content. 

Title: Screenshot of Europeana Newspapers
Creator: Europeana Foundation
Date: June 2019
Institution: Europeana Foundaition
Country: The Netherlands

    Sustainable access to Europe's newspapers

    This collection builds on the Europeana Newspapers project (funded under EC's CIP 2007 – 2013 and coordinated by Berlin State Library) in which 18 European partner institutions digitised centuries of valuable newspaper heritage.

    Clemens Neudecker of Berlin State Library said, "I’m glad to see a dedicated newspapers collection in Europeana. Building on the outcomes of the Europeana Newspapers project, I’m very happy to see Europeana investing in continuing to provide sustainable access to this important European historical resource".

    Giving access to such a wide variety of newspaper content on Europeana Collections for the first time has necessitated the development of new functionality and implementing new technology to make sure that newspapers are as discoverable, searchable, readable, and reusable as possible.

    What do you think?

    We are dedicated to continuously improving the user experience on Europeana Collections, if you have any feedback please let us know by using the feedback button. Dive into this unique historical treasure trove and share your findings with us!