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French and Francophone newspapers: Access to hard copy archive

Hard copy access

The main way of accessing the hard copy of French and other newspapers is via the British Library Newspaper Reading-Room

Newspaper online bibliographies

Various bibliographies relating to French newspapers are to be found at REF.F.21 in the French and German Reading Room.

Instructions for accessing the newspaper collections of the BL

NB: British Library Newspapers at Colindale closed on 8 November 2013. Access to French newspapers etc is via British Library Newsroom

Le monde archive

It is possible to order the archive of Le monde (microfilm) (1946-1985) from the BSF to a Bodleian or Taylorian Reading-Room.