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Now we are 4…

There have been celebrations a-plenty in Newspaper Towers this weekend. We’ve been cracking open the bubbley (far away from any delicate newspapers of course) to toast the journey to get here. When we launched on November 29th 2011 we had 4 million pages. Now we have more than 12,370,000 across 545 individual titles. That first day we had 1.2 million searches from the public and today we’re so proud of you, our users, who’ve found family, researched books, told stories.

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The Newspaper Library at Colindale Closes in November 2013

‘The good news is that only the method of access will change…’ Over the last few months, several people have asked us about when the newspaper library at Colindale will be closing. It’s recently been confirmed that the Colindale Library will close in November. This excellent article by Alexander Barton on the ‘Digital Journal’ website contains further information about the closure of Colindale.