The library holds back files of several newspapers. These cover the local and regional area. There are bound copies of some of the newspapers, but the majority are on microfilm. This makes them easier to access. It also ensures that the more fragile bound copies are preserved.
For full details of all the local papers we hold, please see our local newspaper list.
Microfilm reading machines are available to view the newspapers. If you would like to print anything there is a charge of 40p per A4 sheet. Our microfilm readers are well used, so please contact us before your visit.
We have a surname index for the Star series of newspapers. The index is available on request. It covers the circulation period 1890 to 1950. We also have subject indexes for the Scunthorpe Telegraph and Epworth Bells. These start from 1996.
Local Studies Library
Monday: 9am to 5pm
Tuesday: 9am to 5pm
Wednesday: 9am to 7pm
Thursday: 9am to 5pm
Friday: 9am to 5pm
Saturday: 9am to 4pm
Closed on bank holidays